Guilford Kicks Off 101st Football Season September 1

Greensboro, N.C. (7/18/07) -- Guilford College opens its 101st recorded football season September 1 at Southern Virginia University in the first football meeting between the nonconference rivals. The Quakers' 2007 schedule includes five home games, including two under the newly installed Armfield Athletic Center lights, and six Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) contests.

After road games at Southern Virginia and Methodist University (Sept.8), Guilford begins its home slate with back-to-back night contests. A nonconference game with Averett University Sept. 15 marks Guilford's first under the home lights in school history. The Quakers host Hampden-Sydney College a week later in both teams' ODAC opener. Guilford travels across town to Jamieson Stadium Sept. 29 for a 7:00 p.m. game with Greensboro College in the 11th annual Gate City Soup Bowl.

The Quakers visit Bridgewater College Oct. 13 after stopping the Eagles' 36-game ODAC winning streak last year with a 33-28 victory. Washington and Lee University, which ended Bridgewater's five-year reign as league champion in 2006, comes to Guilford Oct. 20. The Quakers host Randolph-Macon College Oct. 27 as part of Guilford's Homecoming Weekend. Guilford closes its road slate Nov. 3 at the Catholic University of America and hosts Emory & Henry College Nov. 10 to end the regular season.

Guilford's stadium lights were installed in May and mark the most recent of an ongoing series of improvements to Armfield. Over the past two years, the facility has received a new press box, a new scoreboard, public restrooms, permanent chair-back seating in the home stands, new bleacher seating in the visitor's stands and landscaping improvements. Future plans include the installation of an artificial playing surface, which will make Armfield home to five of the school's 16 varsity teams (football, men's soccer, women's soccer, men's lacrosse and women's lacrosse).

Third-year head coach Kevin Kiesel returns 46 letter winners from the 2006 club that posted a 6-4 overall record, Guilford's best since 1997. The Quakers welcome back 14 starters from the team, including junior quarterback Josh Vogelbach, a First Team All-ODAC selection who helped Guilford lead NCAA Division III with 348.4 passing yards per game.

 

2007 GUILFORD COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date

Day

Opponent

Time

Sept. 1

Sat.

at Southern Virginia

1:00 p.m.

8

Sat.

at Methodist

1:00 p.m.

15

Sat.

AVERETT

7:00 p.m.

22

Sat.

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY*

7:00 p.m.

29

Sat.

at Greensboro

(11th annual Gate City Soup Bowl)

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 13

Sat.

at Bridgewater*

1:00 p.m.

20

Sat.

WASHINGTON AND LEE*

1:00 p.m.

27

Sat.

RANDOLPH-MACON*

(Homecoming)

1:00 p.m.

Nov. 3

Sat.

at Catholic*

12:00 noon

10

Sat.

EMORY & HENRY*

1:00 p.m.

HOME GAMES IN CAPS

* - Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) game

2007 Football Outlook
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