Old Dominion Athletic Conference Predictions….
Defending league champion Washington and Lee University garnered five
first-place votes and 35 points to take the top spot in the seven-team poll.
Fellow NCAA Division III playoff participant Hampden-Sydney College ranked
second with one first-place vote and 31 points. Bridgewater College received
the remaining first-place vote and placed third in the poll, followed by
Randolph-Macon College, Emory & Henry College, Catholic University of
America and Guilford.
The Quakers return 13 starters among 52 letter winners from last year’s 0-10
club. Redshirt-junior receiver *Ben King (Archdale, N.C./Trinity)* is one of
the most decorated veterans after receiving Second Team All-ODAC recognition
in 2010. King led the Quakers with 79 catches for 1056 yards and nine
touchdowns in his first Guilford season. Senior cornerback *Kenneth Hyman
III (Williamston, N.C./Roanoke)* was a Second Team All-ODAC selection in
2009 and will serve as a team captain in 2011 along with classmates *Chris
Jessup (Eastover, N.C./Cape Fear)* and *Brad Gayhardt (Baltimore,
Chris Rusiewicz took over as Guilford’s head coach last January after 10
seasons as a defensive assistant at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.
Rusiewicz served as the Division III Bears’ associate head coach and
defensive coordinator for his final four years and won the 2010 American
Football Coaches Association’s Division III Assistant Coach of the Year
Guilford opens its 105th football season Sept. 3 versus crosstown-rival
Greensboro College in the 16th Annual Gate City Soup Bowl. Kickoff at
Grimsley High School’s Jamieson Stadium is set for 1:00 p.m. The Quakers
open their home schedule two weeks later versus Averett University at 7:00
p.m. in the Armfield Athletic Center. Click
Guilford Football Season Tickets: