Morgan's Wolfe to play

QB spot up for grabs

September 19, 2007|By Ken Murray | Ken Murray,SUN REPORTER

Morgan State's Roderick Wolfe will return from a one-game exile tomorrow night when the Bears open their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference season with a trip to Hampton (Va.) University.

Who will be throwing to the senior wide receiver is another matter.

Morgan coach Donald Hill-Eley said yesterday that he likely will alternate Mario Melton and Byron Selby at quarterback and that the hotter passer will play more.

Hill-Eley also said Wolfe will play after sitting out last week's 19-17 loss to Winston-Salem State. Wolfe was picked up Saturday morning on an active warrant for failing to appear in court in July on previous traffic violations.

After making a $350 bail payment, Wolfe was released Sunday, and he practiced with the team Monday.

Cornerback Darren McKahn, who was benched Saturday for missing team meetings, also will play tomorrow, Hill-Eley said.

Melton, a junior, has started the team's past 10 games going back to last season. He has completed just 45.5 percent of his passes with two interceptions this season. Selby, a senior who played at Dunbar, led the MEAC in passing in 2005.

Hill-Eley said Melton has struggled since throwing a critical interception against Towson.

"He's been very reluctant to deliver the ball since then," the coach said. "Up to that point, he was throwing the ball well."

ken.murray@baltsun.com

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