Fighting Scots ready to open 2019 season against Berry

Fighting Scots ready to open 2019 season against Berry

The Maryville College Fighting Scots football team will begin the 2019 season ranked second in the USA South based on the league coaches' preseason poll.

Last season, Maryville earned its fourth USA South football crown and the first one claimed outright. The Scots' perfect 7-0 record in league play earned the program's second trip to the NCAA post-season in school history.

 

2019 USA South Coaches Preseason Football Poll

Rank

Institution (1st Place Votes)

Pts.

1.

Averett (4)

46

2.

Maryville^ (3)

43 

3.

Huntingdon (1)

38

4.

N.C. Wesleyan

30

5.

Methodist

25

6.

Brevard*

18

7.

LaGrange

17

8.

Greensboro

*Ineligible for NCAA Tournament (Div. III Reclassifying Member)
^Defending Champion

 

Maryville will kick off their fall campaign on Saturday, September 7th at 2:00 on historic Honaker Field on the Maryville College campus. Tickets will be available at the gate. Prices are $10 for adults over 18. Tickets for seniors and students six and older get in for $8. Children ages five and younger are admitted for free.

The Scots, under the direction of fifth year head coach Shaun Hayes, have gone 28-12 over the past four seasons including a 21-7 mark in USA South action. MC returns an upper-classmen laden offensive line, a pair of tested and experienced quarterbacks, as well as talented skill possession players at receiver and tight end to complete a potentially consistent offensive attack. Defensively, the line has size and experience while the linebackers can go sideline-to-sideline six deep with athletic personnel. The secondary has six upperclassmen to thwart any aerial attack.

Before the Scots defend their league title, MC will challenge the nation's No.16 (Berry) and No. 20 (Centre) ranked programs within the NCAA Division III. They will also host Hanover to complete their non-conference slate just before league play on October 5th.

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