With football season around the corner, Bluefield College will look to make a charge in the Mid South Conference this fall.
The Rams had to start their season late fin 2020, beginning in February of 2021 and ending in April.
“At this time they are coming off the 2020 spring season,” Bluefield College atheletic director Bob Redd said. “Normally this would have been their practice season, but they had the opportunity to play real games. So they’ll be ready for the next season just coming off of the last one.”
The season also limited what staff was available due to COVID, but this season they should have the full staff back.
“No changes in staff, except we get everyone back this season, so we are looking forward to that.”
During the 2020 season, the Rams went 2-7-0, winning one home game. In conference play they were 1-5-0.
Both wins came against Union College, with two different quarterbacks in Bryce Verbal and Jake Medders. Verbal had 279 passing yards in the first game, and Medders had 413 passing yards in the second game.
Union and Bluefield will meet again this year in the last scheduled game of the season on November 13.
For the 2021 season, the Rams are scheduled to play 11 games.
One of these games will be against Emory and Henry College on September 11 of this year. According to Redd, this is one of the teams they are looking forward to the most.
“Emory and Henry is a developing rivalry between two Southern West Virginia teams, so we will be looking forward to playing them.”
The last time the two teams played each other was September of 2019 with Emory and Henry winning 49-21. So the Rams will be looking to even the score this season.
The 2021 season will kick off against Thomas More University on Saturday, September 4 at 6 p.m. at Mitchell Stadium in Bluefield, W. Va. The team will be celebrating Armed Services Appreciation Day and Freshman Day.
For a full look at Bluefield’s schedule, visit here.