SPORTS SHORTS WEDNESDAY 8/7/13

Written by Glenn Edwards. Posted in Local Sports, Sports

SPORTS SHORTS

Published on August 07, 2013 by Glenn Edwards

THE F-C-S FOOTBALL COACHES PRE-SEASON POLL WAS RELEASED TUESDAY WITH THE SHSU BEARKATS RANKED NO. 4 IN THE NATION IN THE ANNUAL PRE-SEASON RANKING. THE KATS FINISHED 11-&-4 IN 2012, WON A SHARE OF THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TITLE FOR THE 2ND SEASON IN A ROW, AND MADE THEIR 2ND CONSECUTIVE APPEARANCE IN THE F-C-S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WHERE THEY LOST TO NORTH DAKOTA STATE. THE BISON, BY THE WAY, OPEN THE SEASON RANKED NO. 1 IN THE NATION, FOLLOWED BY NO. 2 MONTANA STATE AND NO. 3 EASTERN WASHINGTON. SHSU ELIMINATED MONTANA STATE & EASTERN WASHINGTON IN LAST SEASON’S F-C-S PLAYOFFS, AND WILL HOST E-W-U IN A NON-CONFERNCE SHOOTOUT AT BOWERS STADIUM SEPT. 28. ALSO RANKED IN THE TOP 10 IS SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE MEMBER CENTRAL ARKANSAS – THE BEARS ARE RANKED 6TH IN THE PRE-SEASON POLL. THE KATS OPEN THEIR SEASON AUG. 31 AT HOME AGAINST HOUSTON BAPTIST.

MEANWHILE, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL OPEN THEIR FOOTBALL SEASON AUG. 30 AT BOWERS STADIUM AGAINST HUMBLE. THE HORNETS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THEIR 1ST INTRA-SQUAD SCRIMMAGE OF THE PRE-SEASON SATURDAY ABOUT 2 OR 2:30PM AT BOWERS STADIUM. THIS WILL BE THE ANNUAL WATERMELON SCRIMMAGE WITH FREE WATERMELON PROVIDED FOLLOWING THE ACTION. THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE FOR SATURDAY’S SCRIMMAGE. THE HORNETS’ FRESHMAN & JUNIOR VARSITY TEAMS WILL BEGIN THE DAY’S ACTIVITIES WITH INTRA-SQUAD SCRIMMAGES STARTING AT 1PM.

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