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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 10 years ago

Tars' Game 2 is Nov. 5

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They face Clemson Nov. 5
by: Isaac Babcock Managing Editor

It may have taken 62 years for Rollins College football to rise from the grave, but the team only needed two weeks to prepare before playing its second game. The Tars will return to the gridiron again Saturday, Nov. 5, playing against Clemson University’s club level team.

The Tars will be looking to build excitement even after a 48-17 loss to Webber International in their first outing. They didn’t seem to have much trouble in their first game, bringing in an estimated crowd of 2,500, easily eclipsing quarterback Jeff Hoblick’s hope of 2,000.

The team had its share of firsts in that game: first time they’ve led a game in 62 years, first interception, first touchdown. Now they’ll look for some more.

“I’m excited to play a team from such a big school,” Hoblick said of their upcoming contest against Clemson’s club team. Thankfully for the Tars, Clemson is 0-4 this season, falling to the University of North Carolina’s club team 31-12 on Oct. 30.

The Tars will have a new home field for this game, shifting from Winter Park’s Showalter Field to Memorial Stadium at Orlando’s Bishop Moore Catholic School. It all kicks off at 2 p.m. Nov. 5.

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