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Eastern Washington’s senior linebacker J.C. Sherritt and junior running back Taiwan Jones have both been named to the first team of the Associated Press FCS All-America Team.
Eastern Washington’s true freshman Mario Brown is experiencing all kinds of different emotions as he prepares to fill in for injured teammate Taiwan Jones as the Eagles’ starting running back in Friday’s FCS semifinal-round playoff matchup against Villanova at Roos Field.
You can get at early look at the story on Brown that will appear in Wednesday morning’s S-R here.
Eastern Washington’s No. 1-ranked football team will be without the services of all-American running back Taiwan Jones for Friday night’s FCS semifinal playoff matchup against visiting Villanova.
According to EWU’s head athletic trainer Brian Norton, x-rays taken on Sunday showed that Jones suffered a fracture to the base of the 5th metatarsal in his left foot in Saturday’s 38-31 overtime playoff win over North Dakota State. According to Norton, Jones will consult with an orthopedic specialist on Monday to see if surgery is necessary.
Norton added therer might be a slight chance Jones could return for the FCS championship on Jan. 7 — provided surgery is performed, and the Eagles make it past Villanova at Roos Field on Friday night.
EWU’s senior linebacker J.C. Sherritt and junior running back Taiwan Jones have both been named to the College Football Coaches Association’s FCS All-American.
You get a quick read on the related story on the S-R’s website here; you can see what Eastern’s sports information department posted about the awards here, and you can access the story on AFCA’s website here.
Taiwan Jones rshed for 168 yards and two touchdowns and Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 178 yards and two more scores at Roos Field Saturday aftenoon as No. 1-ranked and 5th-seeded Eastern Washington University turned back visiting Southeast Missouri State 37-17 in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
The win moved EWU in the quarterfinals of the playoffs and set up another home game against North Dakota — a 42-17 winner over 4th-seeded Montana State — next Friday or Saturday.
Check back later tonight for a link to the game story that will appear in Sunday morning’s S-R.
There is encouraging news for Eastern Washington’s football team concerning the health status of junior running back Taiwan Jones, who was injured in last weekend’s 30-7 loss at Montana State
You can read more here.
I’m about to load up the company rig and set out on the six-hour drive back from Bozeman to Spokane, so any definitive word on the health status of Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones probably won’t come until Monday.
Stay turned, and read on for more about the Eagles’ 30-7 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana State in which Jones sustained a still-undiagnosed injury to his midsection and played only one down in the second half.
Eastern Washington’s offense, playing without injured running back Taiwan Jones for all but one play in the second half, got roughed up in a big way in Saturday’s 30-7 Big Sky Conference loss to Montana State in Bozeman.
You can check out the game story here. And check back on Sunday morning for more details, comments and thoughts on the defeat.
Eastern Washington University’s Taiwan Jones has another huge game on Saturday, rushing for a career-high 221 yards and racking up 305 all-purpose yards as the Eagles christened their new red turf in recently renamed Roos Field with a 36-27 win over Montana in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
Here is a link to our game story and look for additional notes, quotes and personal observations on Sunday.
I’ve returned from Eastern’s first fall football practice and, as promised, I have posted this link to the story that will run in Tuesday morning’s S-R. I also got my first in-person look at the red turf that is being installed at what will soon be known as Roos Field, and I like it.
But please consider I am red-green colorblind — a condition that was first noticed when I was four years old and playing “I Spy” with a favorite aunt. I stumped her while spying on something “red,” and after she gave up I told her it was the grass.
As expected, Eastern Washington University roughed up winless Idaho State in Pocatello on Saturday. You can read more about the Eagles’ 38-3 win in this game story, supplied by EWU’s sports information department.
And check back on Sunday for additional details.
Taiwan Jones, a cornerback-turned-running back, staged a coming out part of sorts on Saturday during Eastern Washington University’s second spring football scrimmage.
And anyone who witnessed the scrimmage and wishes to weigh in on how Jones and EWU’s other young running backs are progressing can do so here, as well.