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SSU Tigers Football Team Opens Spring Practice

Savannah State opened Spring football practice under the lights Monday morning at Wright Stadium on campus.  It's head coach Earnest Wilson III's first time leading the Tigers in the Spring.  He was hired in June after the firing of Steve Davenport.




Under Wilson, the Tigers will have 15 practices concluding with the annual Orange and Blue Scrimmage April 12th.  They will also hold and alumni flag football game.

All weekday practices will be from 5:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m. The team will practice is shells on March 10, 12 and 13.

Savannah State will have spring break  March 17-21 and the team will resume practice on March 24 in full pads.

The first scrimmage will be March 29. The Tigers will practice on March 10, 12, 13, 24, 26, 28, 29 and 31. April practice dates are April, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 12.

The team lost a dozen seniors off last year's 1-11 squad.

One expected battle will be at the quarterback position. Antonio Bostick graduated after passing for 1,397 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Expected to return and battle for the QB position are Leon Prunty, Zach Hutcheson and Victorian Hardison.

Mid-year transfers Tino Smith and Kersean Wilson are already enrolled in school and are expected to participate in Spring drills. High school recruit Michael Knox, who signed in February, will join the team over the summer.

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