Tigerville, SC – After completing perhaps the best turnaround in the NCAA Division II in 2010, the North Greenville University football team and head coach Jamey Chadwell will culminate their 2011 spring drills with the annual Crusader Spring Game Saturday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Younts Stadium.
A major part of the spring football game will be a canned food drive that will be part of the admission to the game. Fans are asked to bring their goods to the front gate to enter the stadium (the game is free).
The Crusaders finished 9-3 last season and have an eight game win streak intact heading into the 2011 season when North Greenville University enters in to a scheduling alliance with the South Atlantic Conference. NGU finished 2-8 in Chadwell’s first season in 2009. NGU also won the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Victory Bowl championship last season.
NGU returns senior quarterback Willy Korn and nine offensive starters and 10 starters on the defensive side of the ball. Chadwell noted that this year’s spring drills have been completely different from the previous two because of the depth and quality of the returning veterans. “We have a lot of experience coming back on both sides of the line, and our 2011 recruiting class is heavily focused on filling the needs we have,” he said. “We lost two veterans in offensive linemen James Thurn and Jordan Floro, but we recruited very well in that area, so we will be strong on offense and will be looking for several young players to step in and play right away. Willy will lead our offense very capably and as he goes, so does our offense.”
North Greenville’s 2011 season schedule should be released in the next two weeks.