Friday, October 14, 2016

Savannah State hopes to overcome shortened week vs. N.C. Central

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Savannah State has had two weeks off before playing two-time defending Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion North Carolina Central today at 2 p.m. in Durham, N.C.

Usually that’s a good thing.

But the Tigers can hardly say they’ve had two weeks to prepare for the homecoming Eagles — not with Hurricane Matthew causing havoc in the area eight days ago.

“It’s an unusual week, but I think the guys feel fortunate that we’re able to come back and practice (after evacuating town),” said SSU coach Erik Raeburn, whose squad lost to Florida A&M 19-14 the last time out on Oct. 1. “It’s not ideal, but we’re thankful everyone’s OK. Everything else is workable.”.

The Tigers (1-3, 1-1 MEAC) lost a day of practice Monday as players returned back to Savannah. They lost two days of preparation the previous week for a home game against Morgan State which was rescheduled for Nov. 26.


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