Johnson City, Tn. — Former Lawrence Co. star football player Noah West helped his East Tennessee St. Buccaneers ( 1-0 ) to a thrilling 24-17 comeback victory over Samford ( 0-1 ) Saturday afternoon at William B. Greene Stadium.
Deanna, Noah, Brad and Aubrey were all smiles after ETSU beat Samford Saturday afternoon.
The Southern Conference where East Tennessee State plays, along with a few other conferences pushed back their football seasons from the Fall of 2020 until this Spring because of safety concerns stemming from COVID-19.
So Saturday was a sort of ‘new season’ opener for East Tenn St. where West, one of the fastest QB’s in Bulldog history, is a redshirt RB scoring a crucial TD in the first game.
The Bucs trailed 14-0 after the first quarter and 14-7 at halftime.
East Tennessee St. scored ten points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback in the season opener for both teams after COVID-19 pushed back season.
#40 Noah West a Redshirt Freshman caught three passes for 25 yards and carried the football once for one yard in the victory.
2019 (Freshman): Named to the SoCon Honor Roll … Played in four games for the Bucs, retaining his redshirt status … Made collegiate debut at Appalachian State (Aug. 31) … Finished the season with one rush for 41 yards, taking a direct snap to the redzone against Mercer (Nov. 16).
High School: Lettered as a quarterback at Lawrence County High School … Totaled over 4,400 rushing yards and 66 career touchdowns … Rushed for over 2,200 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2018 … Rushed for 396 yards, seven touchdowns and nine 2-point conversions in a 78-74 playoff victory over Western Hills ranking fourth all-time in Kentucky High School history … Named 2018 District and Area Player of the Year … Finished as the Kentucky 3A rushing leader … Three-time all-district selection.
Noah West with his lone carry of the Buccaneers victory over Samford.
The rest of the Buccaneers schedule who play in the Southern Conference looks like this.
Saturday March 6th at Wofford
Saturday March 13th vs Furman
Saturday March 20th at The Citadel
Saturday March 27th vs Western Carolina
Saturday April 3rd at VMI
Saturday April 10th at Mercer
Saturday April 17 vs Tennessee Chattanooga