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WGEM Sports At Six: Monday (August 19) QU Hawks Football Media Day/GP: Keokuk Chiefs Football/Palmyra Panthers

At QU Stadium this afternoon, the QU Hawks football team held their annual “Media Day” festivities. Players and coaches were on hand to talk with reporters.

The squad also took individual and team pictures in their game uniforms as well. The Hawks will open the 2019 college football season on Saturday, September 7.

Quincy University will face the Marauders of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. QU last faced CSU on the gridiron in 2012 and lost that game 32-16.

Hawks senior quarterback Andrew Rund feels that Quincy University is well prepared to face that opening day challenge in the Buckeye State.

CSU is a member of the SIAC, and they finished the 2018 season with a (5-5) overall record and a (3-3) conference slate.

The Marauders were also (4-1) playing at home last season. The Hawks meanwhile were (4-7) overall and (2-2) playing on the road.

The WGEM Sports Gridiron Preview focuses in on the Chiefs of Keokuk High School. KHS has a new head coach this season who is already very familiar with the team,

and the prep football program in Lee County. The Chiefs will open the regular season on August 30, on the road, against Davis County.

Also from the prep ranks, Palmyra head coach Kevin Miles had the Panthers scrimmaging on Saturday for the first time in fall camp in front of their fans.

Coach Miles offered an evaluation of his squad after the scrimmage came to a close. Starting Panther quarterback Corder Lehenbauer also shared his insight.

Palmyra will return to action this Friday at the Hannibal Football Jamboree set for Porter Stadium. Action on the turf will get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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