Jacksonville, Fla. — Since the hiring of new head football coach Greg Ruffin in December, the excitement and anticipation of the new direction of Edward Waters football has been palpable. That excitement was taken up another notch as following a successful spring football game on Saturday afternoon, the Edward Waters College Department of Athletics released its 2018 football schedule. The 2018 11-game schedule features five home games and six contests on the road. In addition, it also features 10 games against NAIA schools, six against Mid-South Conference Sun Division opponents, and one contest against an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) foe.
The Ruffin Era will begin at home on Saturday, August 25 as Edward Waters will host the Knights of St. Andrews University for the first ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. The following weekend features another first time opponent for the Purple & Orange on September 1 as the Tigers welcome the Blue Raiders of Lindsey Wilson.
The Tigers will then take their show on the road for the next four straight contests beginning on September 8 as EWC faces former conference rival Point in Valley, Alabama. Following a bye week on September 15, EWC heads to Lebanon, Tennessee for date with the Phoenix of Cumberland University on September 22nd. The Tigers wrap up the month of September and will open up MSC Sun Division play on the 29th in West Palm Beach against the Seahawks of Keiser University for their first ever meeting on the field.
October begins with a trip to Polk County on the 6th as the Tigers face Warner at Legion Field in Lake Wales. Edward Waters finally returns home on October 13th for another division matchup against Faulkner. The Tigers will welcome another division foe Ave Maria in to town on October 20 when EWC hosts its annual Homecoming game. October closes out on the 27th in Lakeland as the Tigers face the defending MSC Sun Division champions, Southeastern.
The month of November opens on the 3rd where Edward Waters will travel to O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham, North Carolina for a gridiron battle against North Carolina Central. The 2018 regular season concludes on November 10 at home as the Tigers host long time rival Webber International for Senior Day.
2018 Edward Waters College Football Schedule
|Aug. 25||St. Andrews||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Sept. 1||Lindsey Wilson||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Sept. 8||@ Point||Valley, Alabama|
|Sept. 15||BYE WEEK|
|Sept. 22||@ Cumberland||Lebanon, Tennessee|
|Sept. 29||*@ Keiser||West Palm Beach, Florida|
|Oct. 6||*@ Warner||Lake Wales, Florida|
|Oct. 13||*Faulkner||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Oct. 20||*^Ave Maria||Jacksonville, Florida|
|Oct. 27||*@ Southeastern||Lakeland, Florida|
|Nov. 3||@ North Carolina Central||Durham, North Carolina|
|Nov. 10||*%Webber International||Jacksonville, Florida|
*Mid-South Conference Sun Division Contest
^ Homecoming 2018
% Senior Day
Courtesy: EWC Athletics