Grambling State Completes First Scrimmage


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GRAMBLING, La. | The Grambling State University football team completed its first full week of practice on Saturday night with a scrimmage inside Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

The Tigers’ Saturday practice wrapped up their third straight inside “The Hole” after taking Wednesday off due to the campus-wide power outage.

“The defense did a good job tonight,” Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs said. “It was one of those things where they were chipping at the bit. Offensively we dropped some balls, but all-in-all, it was a good first half scrimmage. We didn’t have a full one, but we did have about 50 plays. We wanted to try to get in and get out, and try to get out and tackle. We hadn’t tackled the entire training camp so I thought we did a really good job of that tonight.”

Grambling State returns 14 starters from last season’s Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championship season, but with the addition of a promising recruiting class, a handful of transfers and returning players with significant playing time from last season, the Tigers enter the season hungry and with a lot of momentum.

Grambling State will continue its fall camp with practices Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, before taking Wednesday off. The final scrimmage of the preseason camp is set for 8:30 p.m.

The Tigers will conclude the fall camp with Media Day on Aug. 18 and continue their preparation for Saturday, Sept. 1 when Grambling State visits Lafayette, La. to take on Louisiana.

After a trip to Cajun Field, the Tigers visit Northwestern State on Sept. 8, before having the first of two open weeks on Sept. 15. After the open week, the Tigers will have their 2018 home opener on Sept. 22 against Alabama State at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.

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