Alabama State’s postgame scoreboard stunt ‘infantile’


Alabama State didn’t pull any punches Saturday after handing Jackson State soccer coach Deion Sanders and his Tigers a 35-28 loss in Montgomery, Alabama.

After the Hornets (2-1, 2-1 SWAC) handed the Tigers (3-1, 2-1) their first loss, a photograph of Sanders from his draft day in 1989 was positioned on the video scoreboard at ASU Stadium.

Sanders had a response of his personal to the supposed jab from the Tigers’ convention rival.

“Infantile,” Sanders stated in reference to the photograph. “It’s what it’s. They know they tousled.”

In keeping with Sanders, Alabama State didn’t furnish tickets for the Jackson State fanbase or permit the crew into the locker room to unpack till Saturday morning, as properly.

“I’m going to name them out on it,” Coach Prime stated. “That’s what it was. They tried to reply with a little bit of foolishness. We’ve received to maintain it on the sphere and make it in regards to the children, make it in regards to the followers. It’s not about me.”

After ASU coach Donald Hill-Eley completed celebrating the win along with his crew, he was requested in regards to the incident as properly. He stated he did not realize it was going occur.

“No, I do not lookup and round more often than not,” Hill-Eley stated. “I am solely in command of the blokes with the helmets.”

Deion Sanders during warm-ups before Jackson State's game against Alabama State.

Deion Sanders throughout warm-ups earlier than Jackson State’s recreation towards Alabama State.

Jackson State overcame a 14-8 halftime deficit to take a 21-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Nonetheless, just a few huge landing runs from Hornets operating again Ezra Grey and a late interception thrown by JSU quarterback Jalon Jones sealed the victory.

Jackson State returns residence to face Southern in a nonconference recreation on April 3 at 1 p.m.

This text initially appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Deion Sanders calls Alabama State scoreboard stunt ‘infantile’



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