ATHENS — Coming off a win in which their defense showed their strength, the Concord University Mountain Lions are looking to end their season and send off their seniors on a winning note tomorrow against UNC-Pembroke.

Head coach Dave Walker said of his seniors Wednesday, “They’ve been through a lot with coaching changes and so forth. I’m proud of their perseverance, their leadership and the effort they’ve given.”

As for Pembroke, which is 6-4 overall and 6-3 in the Mountain East, he said, “They are very physically talented with a lot of playmakers. They like to air out the ball as we do so we need to play a complete game in order to win. It should be an interesting game to watch from a fan’s perspective.”

He added that he hoped the lessons of the year would help the team achieve victory tomorrow.

As for injury substitutions such as Bryce Klinger and Kevon Young-Warren, Walker said they did a good job against Alderson-Broaddus Saturday.

He concluded, “We’ve gotten better but we have to learn to finish games.”

Among the seniors expected to be honored prior to the game are wide receiver Tywan Pearce, linebacker Dwain Porterfield, defensive back Davion Green, defensive lineman J.T. Turner, defensive back T.J. Stokes, defensive back Jonathan Roebuck and offensive lineman Nathan Toney, all who are fifth-year or sixth-year seniors.

Game time is 1 p.m. at Callaghan Stadium.

Jeff Harvey is a freelance reporter and columnist for the Princeton Times. Contact him at

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