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Football Announces 2018 Schedule

Scott Yoder's Hornets have a six-game home slate in 2018.
Scott Yoder's Hornets have a six-game home slate in 2018.

WINCHESTER, Va. – Shenandoah University Head Football Coach Scott Yoder announced his 2018 schedule Tuesday morning.

Yoder, who led his Hornets to a second straight six-win season in 2017, has six home games on his 2018 slate.

The Hornets have the extra home game this coming fall due to the addition of Ferrum College to the ODAC schedule. This is the third time in program history, after 2001 and 2004, that SU has hosted six games in a season.

Ferrum, one of Shenandoah's most frequent opponents with 20 lifetime matchups, visits Winchester on Saturday, September 29 for the ODAC opener.

That game is the third in a string of five straight games for Yoder's club. This is the first time in program history that the team has played five straight at home.

After opening with a non-league game at Methodist University on September 1, the Hornets host N.C. Wesleyan on September 8 and Hobart on September 15 to conclude the non-league schedule.

Those latter two games are set for 7 p.m. starts.

Following the Ferrum game to complete September, SU wraps up the five-game homestand against Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon on October 6 and 13, respectively.

The Hampden-Sydney contest is the centerpiece of Homecoming Weekend 2018.

Three of the final four games are on the road with Shenandoah traveling to Emory and Henry on October 20, Bridgewater on October 27 and Washington and Lee on November 10.

The final home game is the November 3 Guilford contest.

SU has faced all 10 opponents at least six times each with a combined 30 wins versus those schools.

The Methodist opener, which replaces Gallaudet as the season's initial opponent, is the first matchup versus the Monarchs since Shenandoah departed the USA South Conference following the 2011 season.

MU is one of two teams – along with Ferrum – that SU did not face in 2017. Ferrum takes the place of Apprentice from the 2017 slate.

"We have a great home atmosphere and I know our players are going to enjoy having that extra home game this fall," Yoder said. "The five-game homestand is also very valuable. We are going to be able to get into a good rhythm as we transition from non-league to league games."

2018 Schedule

Memorial Day 2018
May 28, 2018 Memorial Day 2018
Four Earn All-State Honors
February 5, 2018 Four Earn All-State Honors
Happy New Year!
January 1, 2018 Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2017 Merry Christmas!
Seven Earn All-State Honors
December 14, 2017 Seven Earn All-State Honors
Bauserman Named All-Region
December 6, 2017 Bauserman Named All-Region
Happy Thanksgiving
November 23, 2017 Happy Thanksgiving
Twelve Named All-ODAC
November 21, 2017 Twelve Named All-ODAC
Football Falls in Finale
November 11, 2017 Football Falls in Finale
Tigers Win Football Shootout
November 4, 2017 Tigers Win Football Shootout
Guilford Tops Football
October 21, 2017 Guilford Tops Football
Second Half Propels Football
October 14, 2017 Second Half Propels Football
Football Rolls Over Wasps
October 7, 2017 Football Rolls Over Wasps
Parking Shuttle Announced
October 5, 2017 Parking Shuttle Announced
Wavy's Huddle Buzz Vol. 6 No. 3
September 28, 2017 Wavy's Huddle Buzz Vol. 6 No. 3
Football Stings Yellow Jackets
September 28, 2017 Football Stings Yellow Jackets
Wavy's Huddle Buzz Vol. 6 No. 2
September 22, 2017 Wavy's Huddle Buzz Vol. 6 No. 2
Hobart Rallies Past Football
September 16, 2017 Hobart Rallies Past Football
Wavy's Huddle Buzz Vol. 6 No. 1
September 15, 2017 Wavy's Huddle Buzz Vol. 6 No. 1
This Weekend in SU Sports
September 14, 2017 This Weekend in SU Sports
Hill Earns ODAC Honor
September 10, 2017 Hill Earns ODAC Honor
Football Routs N.C. Wesleyan
September 9, 2017 Football Routs N.C. Wesleyan
This Week in SU Sports
September 4, 2017 This Week in SU Sports
Hayes Named Player of the Week
September 3, 2017 Hayes Named Player of the Week
Football Wins Big in Opener
September 2, 2017 Football Wins Big in Opener
Breakfast with Yoder
August 30, 2017 Breakfast with Yoder
Fall Kickoff Announced
August 23, 2017 Fall Kickoff Announced
Football Announces Captains
August 23, 2017 Football Announces Captains
Web 101
August 21, 2017 Web 101
Football Picked Seventh
August 14, 2017 Football Picked Seventh
Yoder Announces Roster
August 9, 2017 Yoder Announces Roster
Happy Fourth of July!
July 4, 2017 Happy Fourth of July!