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Monroe Football Continues Climb, Ranks No. 8 in Latest NJCAA Football Poll


CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 30, 2019 – The Monroe College football team set a new program-best for the third straight week, coming in at No. 8 in the NJCAA Football Rankings for Week 5, as announced by the NJCAA on Monday. The Mustangs moved up one spot from last week's poll. The Mustangs went on the road for the second straight week, defeating Louisburg College on Saturday, 44-7. The Mustang defense picked off Louisburg quarterbacks three times in the win, including a 30-yard pick-six by Charles Amankwaa at the end of the first quarter. Dominique Shoffner toss three touchdown passes, two of which went to Jevin Frett, while Clayton Scott rushed for a pair of scores himself. The Mustangs continue to be the highest-scoring team in the NJCAA, averaging 59.3 points per game across their first three contests of the season. Monroe is fifth in the nation with 478.0 yards from scrimmage per game. The Mustangs lead the country in total defense, allowing just 129.8 yards from scrimmage per game, and rank first with a miniscule 2.5 rushing yards allowed per game. Shoffner continues to lead the NJCAA with a quarterback efficiency rating of 217.4. He is 10th with 237.8 passing yards per game, and is by himself in fifth with 13 passing touchdowns on the year. Scott is tied for seventh in the NJCAA with six rushing touchdowns, while Frett is tied for fourth in the country with six receiving touchdowns. Emmanuel Appiah-Tahkyi's four interceptions are still tied for second in the nation, while he and Amankwaa are two of just 29 players with an interception-return touchdown this season. The Mustangs return home this Saturday, Oct. 5, for their annual Homecoming Game, as well as First Responder Appreciate Day, at Joseph F. Fosina Field. Monroe hosts Valley Forge Military College for a 2 p.m. kickoff.

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