|Bears Release 2013 Schedule|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:49|
The Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team, fresh off its second consecutive South Atlantic Conference Championship, has announced its schedule for the 2013 season. The Bears, winners of 12 consecutive home games, will play six regular season contests at Moretz Stadium for the first time in three years.
L-R opens the season on Saturday, September 7, against Concord at home with kickoff set for 7:00 p.m. The Bears round out their non-conference slate with road games at Davidson (September 14 at 7:00 p.m.) and North Greenville (October 12 at 2:00 p.m.) and a home game against first-year program Alderson-Broaddus (November 9 at Noon.).
Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Wingate in its South Atlantic Conference opener on September 21 at 7:00 p.m. L-R also entertains Brevard (October 5 at 2:00 p.m.) on Homecoming, Newberry (October 19 at 2:00 p.m.) for the annual Bishops' Trophy and Carson-Newman (November 2 at 2:00 p.m.) in an annual showdown between two league powers.
Carson-Newman (9-3) advanced to the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals after ending L-R's season with a 38-35 win in a second round playoff game in Jefferson City, Tenn. Lenoir-Rhyne's road league games include Tusculum (September 28 at 2:30 p.m.), Mars Hill (October 26 at 1:00 p.m.) and Catawba (November 16 at 1:30 p.m.).
The Bears and Indians have met 92 times with Catawba holding a 46-42-4 advantage in the all-time series. L-R defeated Catawba by a 44-14 score in the regular season finale at home to win the conference title outright. Lenoir-Rhyne finished the year with a 9-3 record in 2012 and earned its first berth to the playoffs in 50 years last fall.
L-R also won its first postseason contest since 1962 with a 21-6 win over Fort Valley State at home in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs before falling in the second round to the Eagles.
2013 Lenoir-Rhyne Football Schedule
Sept. 7 Concord, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 @ Davidson, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 #Wingate (Family Weekeend), 7 p.m.
Sept. 28 @ #Tusculum, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 #Brevard (Homecoming), 2 p.m.
Oct. 12 @ North Greenville, 2 p.m.
Oct. 19 #Newberry, 2 p.m.
Oct. 26 @ #Mars Hill, 1 p.m.
Nov. 2 #Carson-Newman, 2 p.m.
Nov. 9 Alderson-Broaddus, Noon
Nov. 16 @ #Catawba, 1:30 p.m.
# = South Atlantic Conference Game
Home Games in BOLD
Photo Courtesy: Michael Green, L-R Athletics
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