The Carolinas Soccer Traditional is again and in full impact at Benedict School.
The Carolinas Soccer Traditional celebrates the brilliance, affect, and athleticism of HBCUs in North and South Carolina. This 12 months the Benedict School Tigers went face to face with the Elizabeth Metropolis State Vikings for the primary time in 55 years.
Forward of the kick-off on Saturday, Sept. 3, followers crammed the Charlie W. Johnson Stadium for the electrifying Carolinas Fanfare Tailgate Expertise. The occasion hosted by TV character Rocsi Diaz and movie star DJ Jae Murphy, featured interactive experiences for followers with roll requires D9 organizations, followers from the east or west coast, and worldwide college students.
There was additionally a giveaway from Pepsi, who sponsored the Traditional this 12 months, and a phrase from Benedict School’s President, Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis. The occasion was not full with out an look from Mister and Miss Benedict School and their royal courtroom, together with Mister Benedict School stepping to the mic to rap a bar. DJ Jae Murphy saved the power excessive spinning information from the 90s to the early 2000s to now and hyping the gang throughout an compulsory swag surf.
The occasion lasted from 4 pm – 6 pm, because the power carried into recreation time. Benedict and Elizabeth Metropolis State battled it out for the primary time since 1996, ensuing within the second win for Benedict with a rating of 58-14.
The important thing to their win in line with soccer coach Chennis Berry, was dominating all three phases of a soccer recreation – offense, protection, and particular groups. “We speak about profitable all three phases,” mentioned Berry. “There have been instances final 12 months the place we would play nicely on protection and didn’t play as nicely on offense, and so-so on particular groups or vice versa. On the finish of the day, I feel all three phases discovered a approach to win this soccer recreation.”
The College reviews that Benedict racked up 550 yards of complete offense; held Elizabeth Metropolis State to 243 yards of offense, 0-for-10 on third and fourth downs; and had a number of huge performs on particular groups, together with a blocked punt which helped result in a Benedict landing.
“The Carolinas Soccer Traditional was the subsequent BEST factor to Homecoming, mentioned Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO of Benedict School. “What a beautiful alternative to deliver collectively two neighboring HBCUs together with our alumni, college students, and followers all within the title of scholarship and sportsmanship.”