Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 21, 2015 at 10:52 am Syracuse (3-7, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) heads to Raleigh, North Carolina to square off with N.C. State (6-4, 2-4) in its penultimate conference game of the year. The Orange has been eliminated from automatic bowl eligibility, but could make a bowl if there aren’t enough six-win teams. SU would have to beat the Wolfpack and Boston College next week. Kickoff from Raleigh is at 12:30 p.m. and the game can be viewed on the ACC Network. Checkout what The Daily Orange’s beat writers predict for this week’s matchup.Sam Blum (7-3)Syracuse 30, N.C. State 13Rock me mommaSyracuse’s best option at quarterback, Zack Mahoney, picks up where he left off against No. 1 Clemson and Syracuse has its best win of the past two seasons. It’s not enough to salvage a season of despair, but it’s enough to make Scott Shafer smile a little bit.Paul Schwedelson (9-1)N.C. State 21, Syracuse 14The PitThe best restaurant in Raleigh also represents where Syracuse’s season is at. A quick google search yielded the result, “a large hole in the ground” and, in the food department, four stars on TripAdvisor. The battle of two mediocre teams results in another road loss for SU’s young team as fans head to the exits early hungry for more.Matt Schneidman (8-2)N.C. State 38, Syracuse 24Back of the packJacoby Brissett can extend plays longer than the Syracuse defense can handle, and a unit already decimated by youth and injury falters again. The Orange is officially eliminated from bowl contention with its eighth loss and the only uncertainty is if fans will be watching SU’s starting quarterback of the future in Zack Mahoney. Scott Shafer’s seat heats up a little more as Syracuse has one meaningless game, for bowl’s sake at least, left to get out of the way.Jesse Dougherty (7-3)N.C. State 27, Syracuse 17ReinstatedSyracuse snapped out of a season-long funk to compete with No. 1 Clemson last week, but don’t think there’s a permanent new life in this team. There are still too many deficiencies on both sides of the ball to think the Orange can compete for 60 minutes, much less on the road against a viable N.C. State team. With more tape on him, the Officer is handcuffed and starts to look like a walk-on. And hey, who can blame him?AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments
Wright named `Best Boxer’, FYF champion gymESSEQUIBO Boxing Gym’s (EBG) Shanquincy Wright, for the second consecutive year, has been named the Michael Parris Under-16 `Best Boxer’ after two consecutive victories in the Guyana Boxing Association’s (GBA) Demerara Distillers Limited one-day tournament which was staged on Sunday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.The tournament which was anticipated to attract over 40 boxers from across Guyana failed to live up to expectations with regard to the number of gyms and pugilists, as only the EBG and Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) gyms were represented by quite a few boxers. There was a lone pugilist from the Pocket Rocket Gym.At the end of the day’s proceedings, the FYF gym was named the Best Gym, dethroning EBG who won the inaugural title in 2015.Isiah Moore (left) son of former Guyana world-rater Leon `Hurry Up’ Moore absorbs an overhand right from Junior Hyman in their 105-109lb division contest. Moore went on to win by a TKO.Wright, who won the `Best Boxer’ award last year with two convincing victories, returned this year a more polished boxer, compliments of his coach and former national intermediate champion Clifton Moore.In the opening fight of the day’s card, Wright made light work of his FYF opponent M. Moore, a debutant in the 70-74lb group, then came back later in the afternoon to beat his gym mate Deron Williams, thereby securing the `Best Boxer’ award.Wright showed great potential for a 14-year-old as he outclassed Williams in every department, out-boxing Williams who, when he tried to step up the pace of the fight, Wright was equal to the task and never backed away and deservedly won the `Best Boxer’ award.Another outstanding boxer on show on Sunday was Isiah Moore, son of former Guyanese world-rater, Leon `Hurry Up’ Moore who contested the 105-109lb category for the FYF gym and came out victorious over Junior Hyman (EBG) with a TKO victory.Young Moore, like his father, looked classy and vicious at the same time and seems to be one to watch in the future.In other results, FYF’s Travis Inverary secured a points win against his gym mate Q. Harris in a 75-79lb division bout. In the 120-125lb division, Delroy Elcock (EBG) beat his gym mate Shaquille Wright on points, while S. Graham (FYF) defeated his gym mate M. Beckles in a 65-69lb division co0ntest.In the In the 90-94lb division, it was a case of another contest between two gym mates and saw M. Sukhra (FYF) coming out on top of J. Thompson.The 105-109lb division saw J. Ross (EBG) secure a TKO against his gym mate S. Hutson, while Pocket Rocket Boxing Gym’s lone entrant Omar Pollard scored a points decision win against Delroy Elcock (EBG) in their 110-114lb match-up.In the 150-157lb division, S. Wither (FYF) defeated Brian Harris on points.Meanwhile, the GBA’s national intermediate championships will be held from September 9 to 11 at a venue to be announced.