Looking to start their inaugural season 2-0, the Charlotte 49ers host the Chowan Hawks at Jerry Richardson Stadium this Saturday. It’s Chowan’s season opener, while the Niners are coming off a 52-7 blowout win over Campbell, the first game in the history of the Charlotte football program.
Kickoff Time: 12pm
TV Channel: WCCB-TV (Ryan Rose, pxp; Kenny Moore, color; Brandon Davidow, sideline; Kelli Bartik/Jon Wilson, Features)
Radio: WGZV-AM 730 (Matt Sweirad, pxp; Kevin Donnalley, color; Bobby Rosinski, sideline)
Live Stream: Charlotte49ers.com
Chowan was 6-4 last season and is led by head coach Tim Place in his sixth season. A Division II team, the Hawks play in the CIAA and are looking to improve on their best season in nearly a decade in a half. A big part of that will be Cameron Stover, who threw for over 2300 yards and 19 touchdowns last season with just nine interceptions to go along with 82 carries for 377 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. His leading targets will be Ryan Nolan and Antjuan Randall, who combined for nine touchdowns and 1150 yards on 77 grabs; Robert Holland should be back in the mix after missing much of 2012 due to injury. Senior DL TJ Batchelor (12.5 sacks) will be a force to be reckoned with on the other side of the ball.
Enjoy the game, everyone! I’ll catch you for the postgame afterwards.