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Published on September 6th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Palmetto Capital City Classic 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Benedict College Tigers opened the 2017 season with a 28-15 victory over the Livingstone College Blue Bears in the 16th annual Palmetto Capital City Classic on Saturday evening in Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.

The Tigers jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first half and then got an exciting 60-yard touchdown from Trini Charlton in the third quarter to help secure the season opening victory.

“We’re better than we were last year; we’re a little bit further along, but as you can see we’ve a long way to go to play a complete ballgame,” said Benedict head coach Mike White. “I’m just happy we came out with more points than they did.”

Benedict gained 248 yards on the ground, with Charlton doing the most damage with 126 yards on 15 carries. Charlton was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

The Palmetto Capital City Classic has been the ultimate Historically Black College and University (HBCU) football experience that brings fans together from across the state of South Carolina and the Southeast for a fantastic weekend of fun and football. The Classic’s primary mission is the generate revenue for scholarships and financial support for HBCUs by highlighting the educational and athletic endeavors of its participating in HBCUs through quality athletes, academic programs, sportsmanship and school pride.

Below are pictures from other Palmetto Capital City events held. Photos by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine.

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