Paine College Holds Football Tryouts


Over 200 prospective athletes took the field at Laney High School to try out for the newly restored Paine College football team. Athletes came from as far away as Michigan and New Jersey for a shot at making the Lions.

Coach Greg Ruffin ran prospective recruits through the 40 yard dash and bench press before breaking into groups for positional drills. Ruffin says this will be the only tryout and that the next step in  to focus on enrolling the athletes that make the team. 

The Lions football team will operate as a club this fall, playing approximately 3-4 games, before joining the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a full conference schedule.



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