Last night's 26-14 win over Averett, did more than just get Ferrum their first win of the season. It kept a record in tact, that started in 1955. Since the beginning of football at Ferrum College, there has never been a team to go without at least one win in a season. This win kept Ferrum's 2014 team from claiming that unwanted distinction.
This win did more than that however. It showed the team, and fans, that Ferrum is moving in the right direction. Over the last several years, it has been the Ferrum defense that seems to have been the Achilles heel of the team. This year, it is evident that Ferrum has put a lot of emphasis on defensive improvement, and it is paying off. With a nice mix of upperclassmen, and freshmen, Ferrum seems to be making strides to getting the defense back to where is used to be...the foundation of the program.
Ferrum travels to Greensboro this coming Saturday, and while the Pride have not had a great season, they have one of the best quarterbacks in the conference. They will pass a lot, and the secondary will be tested. This is a game Ferrum can win, and should win, but the Pride will not go quietly. With attention to detail in the game plan that the coaches put forth this week, I look for Ferrum to pick up a second win, and start a new streak....a winning streak.