TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 09, 2010
#22/24 Jacksonville wraps up regular season with Campbell on Senior Day
With a school-record eight straight wins in a row, the JU football team is in position to accomplish its goal for the 2010 season – winning the Pioneer Football League championship.
All that stands between the Dolphins (9-1, 7-0 PFL) and their second PFL title in the last three years is the final home game of the season against Campbell (3-6, 2-5 PFL) on Saturday at D.B. Milne Field. Kickoff is set for Noon.
Any fans that bring two canned food items for the Mike Davidson Ford food drive can purchase a ticket for $5 to the game.
Saturday will mark the final home game for JU’s 19 seniors that comprise the winningest senior class in school history and who look to go out with another championship ring.
“Our season has been built to get us to this point,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “Our goal was to win the PFL championship and now we’re one win away from reaching that goal.
“But, we can’t get caught up in looking at the prize. We’ve got to continue to work hard this week to get better. Campbell is a good football team that is much improved over last year.”
JU is coming off a sluggish outing that put the Dolphins championship dreams in doubt.
The Dolphins rallied with two fourth quarter touchdowns to beat defending PFL champion Butler on the road, 24-16. Jacksonville failed to gain 400 yards on offense and the 24 points is the second-lowest point total this season.
JU’s defense, which was on the field for all but nine minutes in the first half, came alive in the fourth quarter – picking off three passes and changing the course of the game by getting the Bulldogs off the field quickly.
“Our defense stepped up in the second half and made some really big plays,” Bell said. “We needed some momentum and those turnovers gave us the ball back in good field position to put some points on the board and create some separation.”