Oct. 31, 2011
HAMPTON, Va. - Fayetteville State's Larry McDonald has another streak going.
The Broncos veteran, who has started every game in his time with the Broncos, was named as the CIAA's Offensive Lineman of the Week for the second consecutive week on Monday, joining two teammates with weekly honors.
McDonald, a senior from Mebane, N.C., has started 41 straight games on the line for Fayetteville State, ranking second in the program's modern era behind current defensive line coach Damien Adams, who played in 44 straight games.
The 6-foot-1, 333-pound stalwart helped a Broncos offense run over an opponent for the second straight week. This time it was Johnson C. Smith in a 44-23 Broncos' victory, as McDonald anchored an offensive line that enabled the Broncos to roll up 339 total yards, including 199 on the ground.
McDonald's effort, along with the rest of the line, enabled Colon Bailey (So., Manteo, N.C.) to earn CIAA Offensive Back of the Week honors after he rushed for 135 yards on 27 carries, averaging 5 yards per rush. Bailey matched his career-high with three touchdowns, all of which came in the second half as the Broncos (4-5, 4-2) were able to pull away from the Golden Bulls.
Fayetteville State's defense also earned recognition as Joshua Scales (So., Pinehurst, N.C.) was named as the CIAA's Defensive Back of the Week. Scales gave perhaps his finest performance of his collegiate career, intercepting two passes, including one in the end zone that just a couple of plays after he had made a touchdown-saving tackle on a 54-yard pass play.
Scales, the team-leader in interceptions this season with five, added six tackles - all solo - and also forced a fumble. Scales, who is also the holder in the kicking game, saved a potential two-point conversion on a blocked point-after try with a tackle, and later rushed 11 yards on a fake field goal attempt to give the Broncos a first down on a drive that eventually culminated in a touchdown.
Fayetteville State, which has won four of its last five games, travels to take on Virginia Union at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the regular season finale.