Poet’s Football schedule highlights several key games in Coach Stratton’s Inaugural Season
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WHITTIER, Calif. - With the conclusion of the 2012 recruiting season, eighty-five players will be expected to lead Todd Stratton's first season at the helm beginning on August 18th.
It is hopeful that this group will help in reigniting the rich history and tradition of football that once was an integral part of Poet Athletics.
Stratton and his new staff are setting out on a new journey in the one hundred and fourth anniversary of Poet football and today they released its 2012 fall season schedule, which includes five home games, four away games and a trip up to the Great Northwest to Seattle, Washington.
Whittier College opens up their 2012 campaign on Saturday, September 8 where they will host Whitworth College, WA beginning at 1pm before traveling to Washington two weeks later on Saturday, September 22 to take on the Loggers of Puget Sound at 1pm who the Poets are 2-0 against in their last two meetings.
They will then return to the friendly confines of Memorial Stadium to open up SCIAC play hosting the Panthers of Chapman University on September 29 and then the University of La Verne on October 6, with both games slated to begin at 7pm. Chapman who has been an Independent program within Division III since 1994 joins the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the first time.
The Poets will then hit the road on October 13 and October 20 to take on Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-M-S before returning home for Homecoming on October 27 against the Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran University beginning at 3pm.
Whittier will then travel once again on November 3 to take on the Tigers of Occidental College for the annual "Battle of the Shoes", which Oxy has held onto since 2007 when Whittier won in a shootout 67-61. They will then return home to wrap up their season on November 10 when they host the University of Redlands for Senior Day.
The conference will now feature seven football teams for the first time in SCIAC history.