--- Huntingdon College's athletic department has announced the 2011
Hawks' football schedule on Wednesday. The Hawks will look to build
off of last season's 6-4 record with a competitive ten game line-up.
we're not in a conference for football, each year we have to put
together a very competitive schedule to strengthen our chances for
the postseason,” said athletic director Buzz Phillips. Speaking of
strength of schedule, Huntingdon was ranked 21st
out of 238 NCAA Division III teams in 2010 by D3Football.com.
“We continue to work daily on moving our program into a conference
affiliation, which will eventually make our football scheduling an
easier process,” added Phillips.
seven seasons at Huntingdon, head coach Mike Turk holds a 44-24
record including the Hawks' first ever play-off berth in 2009. “This
fall's schedule is our most challenging one yet, but with these
challenges there will be a lot of opportunity to gain national
recognition,” says Turk. “To get our program to the next level we
have to compete and get our name out there.”
the ninth season of football, the Hawks hold a 5-3 record in
season-openers including three-straight wins over Maryville College
on opening day. The Hawks will open the season for the fourth
straight year against Maryville on Sept. 3rd
at Lloyd L. Thornton Stadium in Maryville, Tenn. Huntingdon defeated
the Scots 54-3 in 2010 and holds a 4-2 series advantage.
will travel to Birmingham, Ala. on Sept. 10th
taking on Birmingham-Southern College for the third year of the
Wesley Cup. The Panthers beat Huntingdon 35-20 last season leaving
the series tied 1-1.
University travels cross-town for the Hawks home-opener at Samford
Stadium on Sept. 17th.
Huntingdon owns a 4-0 record over the Eagles in the Capital City
Showdown including last season's 42-10 victory.
the Hawks will host Hampden-Sydney College marking the third meeting
between the two schools. The Tigers hold the series advantage at 2-0,
including a 38-34 win in 2008.
Hawks will open the October schedule with their first meeting against
Ave Maria University. Huntingdon will travel down to Ave Maria, Fla.
on Oct. 1st
for their fifth game of the season against the Gyrenes' inaugural
will return home on Oct. 8th
for the school's Homecoming game against Wittenberg College at
Samford Stadium. The Hawks played the Tigers twice in 2003 and 2004
dropping each of the contests.
week seven, the Hawks will travel to San Antonio, Tex. taking on
Trinity University on Oct. 15th.
Huntingdon picked up a 56-30 win over the Tigers in 2010, while
Trinity holds onto a 2-1 series advantage.
Hawks return to Samford Stadium on Oct. 22nd
against Webber International University. Huntingdon beat the
nationally ranked Warriors 35-23 last season on the road. This will
mark the fourth meeting between the two schools with WIU holding a
a week off, Huntingdon will host I-85 rival LaGrange College on Nov.
at Samford Stadium. The Hawks battled the Panthers in the 35-28 win
last season and hold a 4-1 series advantage over LaGrange.
will close out the 2011 regular season in Dover, Del. on Nov. 12th
Wesley College. The Hawks look to pick up their first win against the
Wolverines in their fourth meeting.
Complete 2011 Schedule
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