FORT VALLEY, GA – Fort Valley State University Director of Athletics Dr. Darryl Pope, has announced the Wildcats 2017 football schedule. The Wildcats will play a 10 game schedule, which includes four home games, five away games and the Fountain City Classic.
After, this season’s slow start, hiring a new coach and coaching staff in late June and players having to buy into a new system the season took an amazing turned. The Wildcats opened with two losses, an overtime win and another four game skid. The team had to win their last two games, of which they did, before meeting Albany State in the Eastern Division Championship game on November 5th. FVSU defeated Albany State and clocked a date with Kentucky State for the SIAC Championship in Montgomery, Alabama. The Wildcats capped off the amazing season with a 33-30 overtime victory and FVSU’s 12th SIAC Championship.
The Wildcats will open the 2017 season in Carrollton, Georgia on Thursday, August 31 with the University of West Georgia at 7 p.m., and play Valdosta State University in Waycross, Georgia on Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. FVSU’s home opener features Miles College on Saturday, September 16 at 6 p.m., then host Benedict College on Saturday, September 23 at 2 p.m. On Saturday, September 30, the Wildcats will play Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the second time at 6 p.m. Southern leads the series 1-0. Next on the schedule is a trip to Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, October 7 with Clark Atlanta University in a 2 p.m. contest, before returning home to host Lane College on October 14 at 2 p.m. FVSU travels to Wilberforce, Ohio on Saturday, October 21 to play Central State University at 1:30 p.m. (CST) and return home for homecoming with Morehouse College on October 28 at 2 p.m. The final regular season game comes on Saturday, November 4 with Albany State University in the 28th Fountain City Classic game in Columbus, Georgia at 2 p.m.
WILDCATS 2017 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
|Thur. Aug.31||University of West Georgia||Carrollton, Georgia||7:00 PM|
|Sat. Sept. 9||Valdosta State University||Waycross, Georgia||7:00 PM|
|SAT. SEPT. 16||MILES COLLEGE *||FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA||6:00 PM|
|SAT. SEPT. 23||BENEDICT COLLEGE *||FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA||2:00 PM|
|Sat. Sept. 30||Southern University||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||6:00 PM|
|Sat. Oct. 7||Clark Atlanta University *||Atlanta, Georgia||2:00 PM|
|SAT. OCT. 14||LANE COLLEGE *||FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA||2:00 PM|
|Sat. Oct. 21||Central State University *||Wilberforce, Ohio||1:30 PM (CST)|
|SAT. OCT. 28||MOREHOUSE COLLEGE *
|FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA||2:00 PM|
|Sat. Nov. 4||Albany State University *
28th Annual Fountain City Classic
|Columbus, Georgia||2:00 PM|
|Sat. Nov. 11||SIAC Championship||Montgomery, Alabama||7:00 PM (CST)|
Courtesy: FVSU Athletics