|Edward Waters College releases 2012 Football Schedule|
April 23, 2012 Update:
The Edward Waters College Athletic Department announced today (4/23/12) that the date for the Homecoming 2012 football game has been changed to October 13th vs. in-state rival Webber International.
Originally, the date for the annual game was set for November 10th vs. Ave Maria, but due to the annual high school football contest between Jean Ribault & William M. Raines High Schools being held on that same date, it was determined that the date had to be changed in order to accommodate all fans & alumni.
Kickoff between the Warriors and Tigers is set for 2:00pm.
Jacksonville, Florida - This afternoon (4/11/12), the Edward Waters College Athletic Department released its schedule for the upcoming 2012 football season. The 2012 season will mark the 62nd time that EWC will field a football squad in its 146 year history and the 11th time since the downtown Jacksonville school reinstated football in 2001. The Tigers enter 2012 coming off of a 5-5 campaign last season, which was EWC’s best record since 2004 when the Tigers went 8-3 and won the South East Athletic Conference Championship. 2nd year Head Football Coach Brad Bernard and the Tigers will play a 12-game schedule this season which features two NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly 1-AA) opponents, four NCAA Division II teams, four NAIA schools & two independent teams.
The 2012 campaign will kickoff at home on August 25th at 2pm against the SkyHawks of Point University, the first-ever matchup between these two schools.
September opens up with a stretch of three consecutive contests on the road, beginning on September 1st in Jackson, TN at 2pm vs. Lane College, September 8th vs. Morehouse College in the “Rumble in the Swamp” Football Classic in Waycross, GA at 3pm, and September 15th against Livingstone College in Salisbury, N. C. (EWC defeated the Blue Bears in Jacksonville last season, 14-13 on a last second touchdown pass.) Edward Waters will return home to Jacksonville on September 22nd at 2pm as they’ll face former EWC defensive lineman & current Head Coach Joseph Riley and the Privateers of the University of New Orleans. The Tigers will close September out with a road contest vs. NCAA Division II powerhouse Valdosta State at 7pm in Valdosta.
After an open date on October 6th, EWC will host in-state and NAIA rivals Webber International at 2pm, followed by a road contest against the Tigers of Savannah State University at 2pm in Savannah. October is concluded with a road game at Charleston Southern University on October 29th at 1:30pm.
November 3rd will be a special day in the history of Edward Waters College and the football program as it will not only be the annual Homecoming game, but it is tentatively slated for the Tigers to play a football contest on campus for the first time in school history as EWC will host in-state rival Ave Maria at 12pm. The Tigers will recognize their seniors in the final home contest on November 10th vs. Southern Virginia at 2pm. Edward Waters beat the Knights for the first time in three tries last season, by a final of 38-15 in Buena Vista, VA. The Tigers will conclude the 2012 season on November 17th at 1pm as EWC will travel to face Virginia University of Lynchburg for their second ever meeting. The Tigers slayed the Dragons last, 29-21 in Kingsland, GA.
Home Games In Bold (Home games will be played at Earl S. Kitchings Stadium on the campus of Raines High School)
|Last Updated ( Mon Apr 23, 2012 - 11:03pm )|