Frostburg State Football 2017 Recap
In just his fourth season with Frostburg State, Head Coach DeLane Fitzgerald led the Bobcats to an 11-2 standing, one more win than last season and a new university record. The Bobcats advanced to the NCAA Playoffs and then the quarterfinals by beating both No. 9 Wittenberg and No. 10 Washington & Jefferson, both in enemy territory. Frostburg then fell to the No. 2 team, Mount Union, in a heavy 37-70 loss that saw the Raiders go over 500 yards total on offense.
Despite falling short of the top, Frostburg was still given plenty of glory when the All-East Region teams were announced. Senior Niles Scott (DT) was named to the first team defense and awarded Defensive Player of the Year, a first for the program. He was joined by senior Christian Walsh (LG) on the All-East Region first team offense, while senior Jake Townsend (LT) and junior Christian DiPaola (TE) were awarded second team honors. Finally, junior Connor Cox (QB) was named to the third team offense.
Other big takeaways from a great season include breaking the Bobcat’s record for points scored in a season with 468 as well as holding three opponents to negative rushing yardage. While these statistics and awards might please Frostburg fans, coach Fitzgerald is likely putting in the time to make sure they win it all next season, and break even more school records to sweeten the deal.