Fairfield, CT – Head Coach Greg Jones announced today the 2019 Regular Season schedule for the Club Football team today. Like last year, the team will open the 2019 campaign with an exhibition against a sprint football team, traveling to Caldwell University to play Cougars on September 6th. It will be the second time that the club football team will play a sprint team, and the first time that SHU will play Caldwell. “Adding a quality opponent like Caldwell will only increase our growth as a team,” Coach Jones stated. “We’re looking to testing ourselves against a very good team that runs a system very different from what we typically see in the NCFA.”
The Pioneers have an agreement in place for a home game on September 21st with the opposing team to come in a later announcement. On September 28th, they will travel up to Burlington to play conference rival Vermont.
Following the Vermont game, the Pioneers will host out of conference rival the MHC Green Wave for the 3rd consecutive year on October 5th. The Green Wave, coached by Karim McFarland, has made the annual trip to SHU and pushed the Pioneers every year with an incredibly competitive game. The Pioneers will have their only bye week during the season on the 12th of October.
The Green Wave game kicks off a three week home slate for the Pioneers, who will host the new JUCO team AIA on October 19th and then conference opponent Clarkson will travel from upstate New York to play on October 26th. The second away game of the season will be on November 2nd when the team travels to Storrs to play conference rival ECSU. The game will be especially meaningful to newcomer Assistant Coach Jimmy Burger who will be coaching against his former team for the first time.
The season will round up at home on November 9th against 2019 NAC Conference Championship opponent Johnson & Wales. Dependent on how the season progresses, the conference championship will be on November 16th with the winner of the regular season hosting. Full Details below.
September 6 - @ Caldwell University
September 14 - Bye
September 21 - TBD
September 28 - @ UVM
October 5 - Home vs MHC Green Wave
October 12 - Bye
October 19 - Home vs AIA
October 26 - Home vs Clarkson
November 2 - @ Eastern
November 9 - Home vs Johnson & Wales
November 16 - Conference Championship
November 23 - National Semi-Final
December 7 - National Championship