Sports Notes

November 18, 2016 GMT

In an effort to inspire and motivate children to choose a healthy way of life, students and staff at the Fell School had a chance to take part with a special Fuel Up to Play 60 pep rally on Monday thanks in part to the Philadelphia Eagles, the American Dairy Association North East and the American Heart Association. Eagles’ wide receiver Jordan Matthews, safety Rodney McLeod and cornerback Jalen Mills participated in the event.

The Eagles cheerleaders and mascot Swoop took part in the activities with the students that encourage healthy eating and living an active lifestyle. In addition, a farmer on behalf of the American Dairy Association North East demonstrated to the audience how to balance a nutritious diet. At the end of the event, the Fell School was presented with a $10,000 Hometown Grant that will go toward programs to educate on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Sproles among nominees for Sportsmanship Award

Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles is one of 32 player nominated for the third annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, which honors players throughout the league who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field. The award was created in 2014 in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Rooney Sr.

The winner is selected by a vote of current NFL players. The award will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 4 on FOX, the evening before Super Bowl LI. The winner will receive $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to go to a charity of his choice.

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Black College Football Poll

North Carolina A&T is the No. 1 HBCU football team according to the latest SBN Sports Network Black College Football Poll. Here is the complete list of the top 10 teams in the poll.

1. North Carolina A&T

2. Grambling State

3. North Carolina Central

4. Southern

5. Winston-Salem State

6. Tennessee State

7. Virginia State

8. Tuskegee

9. Prairie View A&M

10. Bowie State

Cheyney’s Joe Bryant,

Keon Hughes get honored

Cheyney University senior Joe Bryant from Olney High School was selected first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division. Wolves junior Keon Hughes was named to the second team.

This is the third straight season Bryant has picked up postseason awards from the conference. Bryant, a defensive lineman, had career highs in solo tackles with 32, tackles for a loss with 12 and sacks with four.

Bryant finishes his college career having played in 43 games with 169 total tackles, 33.5 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.

Hughes, a center, made his first all-conference selection in his first season with the Wolves. Hughes transferred from Monroe College and helped a veteran offensive line. Cheyney’s running backs ran for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns in the 21-20 season-opening win over Lincoln University. The team also ran for 250 yards and a score at East Stroudsburg. Hughes started all 11 games for the Wolves.