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Central State Rams beat Winston-Salem State Rams 41-21 in Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic

Maddie Schroeder/AP Photo 5 September 2022 Alabama A&M defeated Morehouse 35-30 in 2019. Two teams from historically black colleges and universities compete in the annual event. Grambling defeated Tennessee State 16-10 in 2021. The Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic was held for the third time on Sunday. Central State, on the other hand, followed Hines’ touchdown with back-to-back turnovers on their next two drives. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 version of the game was not played. The first half of Sunday’s game between the Marauders and Rams was filled with turnovers, but Central State took an early 7-0 lead in 31 seconds. Aside from the game, the event includes tailgating, music, and other entertainment over the Labor Day weekend. Winston-Salem State scored when Kyles threw an interception that defensive back Justin Fleming returned for a 25-yard touchdown. Following an 81-yard kickoff return by wide receiver Twon Hines, Central State took the lead with a seven-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brandon Kyles to Hines. On Sunday, the Central State Marauders defeated the Winston-Salem State Rams 41-21 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, in the 2022 Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic. The Marauders extended their lead to 14-0 when defensive back Anthony Mack intercepted Winston-Salem State quarterback Richard Latimer for a 25-yard touchdown. Both teams traded possessions in the third quarter before Central State scored on its second possession of the second half. It contributed significantly to their one-score lead at halftime. Kyles finished the game for Central State by completing 26-of-41 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns against three interceptions. Winston-Salem State responded with a touchdown pass from Latimer to Mobley, this time from 43 yards out, cutting Central State’s lead to 27-21. Latimer then connected with wide receiver R.J. Mobley for a 23-yard touchdown pass, tying the game at 14-14. However, Central State regained the lead just before halftime when junior running back Kaz Dina scored on a three-yard run, putting the Marauders up by a touchdown. Latimer completed 14-of-21 passes for 133 yards and one touchdown against two interceptions for Winston-Salem State. Kyles connected with receiver Micah Lowe for a 21-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, extending the Marauders’ lead to 41-21. However, Central State scored again on their next drive when running back Aaron Kennebrew rushed in for a one-yard touchdown to put the Marauders up 34-21 at the half. Kennebrew led all running backs with nine carries for 39 yards and one touchdown, while Hines led all receivers with seven catches for 104 yards and one touchdown. Mobley led the Rams in receiving with four catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns, while Barnes led all running backs with 19 carries for 107 yards. With a fumble recovery, Marauders linebacker Jalil Lenore set up a short field for Kyles, who found wide receiver Kenyadus Hollins for a 13-yard score to extend the Marauders’ lead to 27-14. Central State will try to extend its winning streak against Lincoln University on Saturday, while Winston-Salem State will look for its first win of the season against North Carolina Central University. Central State had one interception and one fumble in the first half, compared to Winston-Salem State’s three interceptions and three fumbles. The most recent sports news, updated daily. YOUR INBOX SPORTS NEWS