WAYNE – After having their fall schedule canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne State College football team has scheduled competition for their spring season.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, WSC will host Nebraska-Kearney in a scrimmage. The event will take place on Saturday, April 17 at Bob Cunningham Field on the campus of Wayne State College.
Competition will get underway at 2 p.m. with group practice drills between both teams – 1 on 1’s and 7 vs. 7. Following a short break around 2:30 p.m., the two teams will face each other in a controlled scrimmage that will last from 2:45 p.m. until around 4 p.m. Gates will open at 1 p.m.
Admission will not be charged for the event, but fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items in support of the Wayne State College Campus Food Pantry that is being organized by the WSC Student Athlete Advisory Committee.
Fans will be required to wear a mask/face covering at all times during the event except when eating or drinking and are encouraged to sit in family groups and social distance from other groups of people. Concessions will be available during the game as well as a pre-game tailgate lunch located inside Memorial Stadium ($8-adults / $6-kids) sponsored by Pac N Save beginning at 1 p.m.
The Wildcat football team will be under first year head coach John McMenamin as WSC finished 4-7 in 2019.
The Wayne State College football team is also scheduled to visit Chadron State College for spring drills the following Saturday on April 24. The format for the Wayne scrimmage will be similar to how CSC’s Spring Game is traditionally organized. At 10:30 a.m. the teams will take part in drills, followed by about an hour of live competition at noon.
Visitors to Elliott Field should adhere to CSC’s Face Covering Policy, as long as it remains in effect, and practice social distancing.