Raymond Franze

  1. MEC Week 5 Review

    The season nears the midpoint. A few teams continue to fight for playoff berths while others continue to fight for respect. The top four teams in the conference match the MEC coach’s preseason poll with Shepherd, Notre Dame, Fairmont State having no more than one loss this far in. Urbana hosted their first night game under their new lights and WV Wesleyan tried to upset a Divsion I-FCS opponent. ...

    Updated 10-06-2017 at 10:58 PM by Raymond Franze

  2. It's Game Day in the MEC

    The waiting game is over. Game day is upon us. How much of an impact will the loss of key seniors have on a team? How well will the young guys rise to the occasion to fill those gaps? We will begin to see the answers to those questions—not in a matter of days, but a matter of hours.

    Hurricane Harvey is scheduled to proceed up our way—being downgraded along the way I’m sure--where he stands to influence several MEC games on Thursday and Saturday with rain and potential ...

    Updated 08-31-2017 at 07:39 AM by Raymond Franze

  3. Mountain East Conference - 2017 Season is Upon Us

    Well folks we are less than a week away from kickoff when the 2017 season gets underway. Mountain East Conference fans have plenty of action to select from as seven conference teams begin play Thursday evening; Fairmont State seeing the first out-of-conference competition as they host East Stroudsburg (PSAC).

    Perhaps the biggest news of the off-season was the official announcement that Wheeling Jesuit University is moving forward with building a football program. The Cardinals ...

    Updated 08-27-2017 at 06:38 PM by Raymond Franze

  4. Mountain East Conference - 2016

    First, congratulations to Northwest Missouri State on another fantastic season. I wanted to allow both NWMS and UNA to enjoy the spotlight before posting another MEC blog.

    Another football season is in the history books for the Mountain East Conference. Shepherd continued to lead the conference; finishing one game away from a return trip to the national championship. Fairmont State followed a 6-4 regular season in 2015 with a 10-1 record—their only loss coming against Shepherd. ...

    Updated 12-26-2016 at 10:13 PM by Raymond Franze

  5. MEC's Season Concludes as Shepherd's Season Ends

    North Alabama 23
    Shepherd 13

    Game Recap

    The Mountain East Conference’s season came to its conclusion as Shepherd lost at home to North Alabama in the semi-final round of the playoffs. Although the Rams opened the game with a touchdown, they found themselves down by 10 points in the bottom half of the second quarter—a deficit that would prove to be too much to overcome.

    North Alabama won the coin toss ...

    Updated 12-13-2016 at 12:02 AM by Raymond Franze

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