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Georgetown College football will hit the ground running for the 2013 season. The Tigers, who posted their second straight undefeated regular season in 2012, will kick it off at home against Ohio Dominican. The Thursday night under the lights game is set to start at 7 pm Sept. 5.
"We are very excited about this opening game," said GC coach Bill Cronin. "Ohio Dominican is an NCAA Division II school that went 7-3 this past season. It will be a test right out of the gates for us and we will get to see how we match up.
"The Panthers are a young team that will return a lot of their talent. They have a strong quarterback and a great coach in Bill Conley."
Conley is a former assistant at Ohio State University where he retired in 2004. However, he came out of his scouting role to take over the reins at ODU in 2010. He is 16-15 in three seasons, but is 14-7 in the past two.
"They will be very physical and we are going to have to be focused and ready from the start this year," Cronin said. "This will be a great challenge and also a benefit in recruiting. We used to play teams from the Dayton area on a consistent basis and we like to recruit in that area. Playing this game will help to get our name out there for when we do hit the recruiting circuit."
Georgetown follows that up with a trio of road games at Bethel University (Sept. 14), Kentucky Christian University (Sept. 28) and Faulkner University (Oct. 5).
"That's quite a road swing," Cronin said. "We are going to have to be ready. There is nothing easy about our first four games. We will learn a lot about our team early this year.
"Bethel will be another barn burner, while Kentucky Christian is the opening of division play for us. Then to finish it off at Faulkner will also be a challenge. Our guys are going to need to be mentally and physically ready for what our first four games will throw at us."
The Tigers come back to iHigh Field Oct. 12 for Homecoming against another Tiger in Campbellsville University. Then finish the season with five straight division opponents, two away and three home.
Georgetown heads to Williamsburg on Oct. 19 for a showdown with the Patriots of University of the Cumberlands. The team then gets to enjoy back-to-back home games, hosting University of Pikeville (Oct. 26) and Bluefield College (Nov. 2). The Tigers have one last road game at Union College (Nov. 9) before Senior Day on Nov. 16 against Lindsey Wilson College.
All games are set for a 1:30 pm kickoff minus the season-opener against Ohio Dominican.
GEORGETOWN FOOTBALL 2013 SCHEDULE
September 5 Ohio Dominican University Home 7:00pm
September 14 Bethel University McKenzie, TN 1:30pm
September 28 Kentucky Christian University Grayson, KY 1:30pm
October 5 Faulkner University Montgomery, AL 1:30pm
October 12 Campbellsville University Home 1:30pm
October 19 University of the Cumberlands Williamsburg, KY 1:30pm
October 26 University of Pikeville Home 1:30pm
November 2 Bluefield College Home 1:30pm
November 9 Union College Barbourville, KY 1:30pm
November 16 Lindsey Wilson College Home 1:30pm