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2019 Football Schedule Released

Shenandoah opens its 20th season of intercollegiate football on Saturday, September 7.
Shenandoah opens its 20th season of intercollegiate football on Saturday, September 7.

WINCHESTER, Va. – Eight ODAC games highlight the 2019 football schedule as released by the Shenandoah University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Monday afternoon.

With the addition of Southern Virginia as a football-only member to the ODAC for the 2019 season, Shenandoah will play eight league games for the first time in 20 seasons of intercollegiate football.

The Knights, from Buena Vista, visit Sprint Field at Shentel Stadium on Saturday, October 5 for a 7 p.m. homecoming night contest. The matchup is the first-ever between the two schools on the gridiron.

Coach Scott Yoder's club opens the season with a 1 p.m. non-league home game versus Methodist University on Saturday, September 7.

Following a non-league contest at N.C. Wesleyan on the 14th, SU opens ODAC play at home with arch-rival Bridgewater visiting for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday, September 21.

Shenandoah finishes the first month of the season at Guilford on the 28th.

The Hornets begin and end October at home with trips to Randolph-Macon and Hampden-Sydney taking up the middle two weeks of the month. A 1 p.m. game versus Emory and Henry on the 26th wraps up that stretch that starts with the homecoming game versus SVU.

The squad's bye week, on November 11, breaks up November with SU traveling to Ferrum on the second before hosting Washington and Lee on the 16th. Both of those games are set for 1 p.m. starts and the W&L contest will be the team's senior day.

"We are going to have to get right after it because the ODAC schedule starts a week earlier this year," head coach Scott Yoder said.

"Methodist and N.C. Wesleyan are going to provide us a pair of good contests to get ready for the league schedule, and playing 10 consecutive weeks gives us a chance to get into a good rhythm.

"We need to be ready each and every week."

2019 Schedule