Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Grambling State blocks kick, stops North Carolina Central, 10-9, in Celebration Bowl

Grambling State blocks kick, stops North Carolina Central, 10-9, in Celebration Bowl

Grambling State won the Celebration Bowl when it blocked an extra-point kick set back 15 yards by an excessive celebration with just over two minutes left, holding off North Carolina Central 10-9 Saturday. 

Joseph McWilliams surged in and swatted Brandon McLaren's 35-yard try with 2:14 remaining to preserve the Tigers' edge. 

Down 10-3, North Carolina Central had a chance to pull even after Quentin Atkinson shook loose and caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from scrambling Malcolm Bell. But Atkinson took off his helmet while reveling with the crowd, drawing a personal foul penalty. 

Martez Carter's 32-yard touchdown run to open the second half gave...

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