Club Football Hosts Home Opener

COLUMBUS, Ga. --- Columbus State University’s full contact club football team hosted its first home game of the season Saturday, Oct. 15 against Middle Georgia State University at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium on Veteran’s Parkway.

This season marks a new era for the team with its first recruited freshmen class. In the past, the team was primarily comprised of transfer players with prior college football experience.

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“I love the campus atmosphere, so I was happy to be given an opportunity to continue my first love at CSU while also furthering my education,” said Aaron Williams, freshmen linebacker.

The 15-player freshmen class brings new energy to the team, which will prove useful when the Cougars face off this year against Middle Georgia State, the Fort Benning Doughboys (Oct. 20) and UNC Greensboro (Nov. 5).

In addition to recruitment, coaches are focusing their efforts on scholarship, and players have taken notice.

Norquezdan Florence, a sophomore wide receiver, said the core values demonstrated by his coaches have created a fellowship for how student-athletes perform on and off the field.

“I always tell these boys, you’re a student athlete, said Mike Speight, head coach. “Stay on your books then come out and give it your all on the field.”

CSU’s football program is part of the National Club Football Association, a club tackle football league of 25 teams from across the country. CSU competes in the South Atlantic Conference, which includes Middle Georgia State, Kennesaw State, University of North Carolina, and UNC Greensboro. Games follow normal 11-on-11 football rules with full pads and contact.

For more information about CSU club football, visit campusrec.columbusstate.edu.

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