By Damali Thomas
Homecoming Weekend 2017 was a successful weekend for the Hawks all over campus! The home we love so well, welcomed back alumni from years past and while introducing itself to future Hawks as we all cheered on the Hawks to a win over Averett University. With the win, our Hawks have earned the number one spot in conference standings (5-1, USA South 3-0). The goal to earn a third USA South conference championship hangs within reaching distance for Coach Turk and his men but they all still know it’s going to take a lot of hard work in the upcoming weeks.
With Maryville College traveling to Montgomery this weekend, the Hawks start to prepare for a physical battle. Maryville came second in conference last year after a devastating 28-24 loss at home to the Hawks. Although Maryville currently stands at number four in the conference, the memory of two lost conference championships still rings clear in their minds. The game will this Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 1 PM CDT. Come out to Charles Lee Field at Samford Stadium or watch from home on Huntingdon Athletics’ YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/c/HuntingdonAthletics).
Prior to Huntingdon’s win over Averett, five former student-athletes were added to Huntingdon College’s Athletic Hall of Fame this past weekend: David G. Myrick (’67), Bill Hamilton (’82), Kent Hagan (’11), Caitlin McMahon Hagan (’12), John Sadie. Following in the college’s rich traditions and success after graduation, these former student-athletes were honored for the achievements they earned on and off the field.
Bios about each person and their careers are featured on the athletics page for Huntingdon College (http://www.huntingdonhawks.com/general/2017-18/releases/20171006oq3hzk).
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