BELTON (August 19, 2013) -- The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team put on full pads for the first time in the 2013 fall camp Monday morning. The Cru went through a spirited, two-hour, full-team practice closed out with the traditional first-practice “Oklahoma” full-contract drill to close out the workout. It was also just the second day of full-squad workouts after the team split practice sessions between newcomers and returners for the first three days of camp. There are 173 players working out with the team right now with 10 more student-athletes scheduled to report when classes start on Monday, August 26th.
“It went really well and it felt good to put the pads on for the first,” Cru senior offensive tackle Montana Duncan said. “We love it as offensive linemen to get out here and being able to get after the defensive line a little bit. We are practicing like champions and trying to get better every day.”
The team will go through the first two-a-day practices of the fall camp on Tuesday. Those practices will be held at the football practice fields at the Cru Sports Plex. UMHB will then sandwich single workouts on Wednesday and Friday around another day of two-a-day practices on Thursday.
The Cru kicks off the 2013 season with a road game at the University of Redlands on September 7th. It will be UMHB’s first contest played in the state of California and opens a two-game, coast-to-coast road swing to start the season. The Cru will play its first game in the new, on-campus Crusader Stadium when nationally-ranked Wesley College comes to Belton for a 6:00 PM kickoff on September 21st.