Athletic News

March 16, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Football Announces 2011 Schedule

MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- 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.

Since 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. 

After 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.”    

Entering 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.    

Huntingdon 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.    

Faulkner 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.    

On Sept. 24th, 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.    

The 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 football team.     

Huntingdon 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.    

In 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. 

The 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 2-1 lead.    

After a week off, Huntingdon will host I-85 rival LaGrange College on Nov. 5th at Samford Stadium. The Hawks battled the Panthers in the 35-28 win last season and hold a 4-1 series advantage over LaGrange.     

Huntingdon will close out the 2011 regular season in Dover, Del. on Nov. 12th against 4th-ranked Wesley College. The Hawks look to pick up their first win against the Wolverines in their fourth meeting.    

Complete 2011 Schedule    

For more information on Huntingdon athletics, visit www.HuntingdonHawks.com or follow the Hawks on Facebook and Twitter.  

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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