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Marist Football Starts Training Camp on Positive Note

(Courtesy: Marist Athletics)

(Courtesy: Marist Athletics)


This past week, the Marist Red Foxes opened up camp to begin the start of their 2016 football campaign. The Red Foxes finished last year with an 5-6 overall record and 4-4 in PFL (Pioneer Football League) play. Last year was the third consecutive season Marist had a record of at least .500 against PFL opponents.

Marist opens camp with 41 freshman while returning 12 starters from last year, including, senior safety Michael Marston and senior wide receiver Joe Jordan. Head coach Jim Parady hopes to see what the players have done in the offseason and see how the freshman can help the team in 2016.

The first day of practice was very hot and muggy, not favorable conditions to many. The practice was cut short due to thunderstorms in the area, but as far as Parady was concerned, it was a very impressive first practice despite the players not yet being in helmets and pads. Practice included positional drills, special teams, and a 7-on-7 scrimmage at the end of the day. The first day back was very positive sign of what 2016 can be for the Marist Red Foxes.

Marist was picked sixth in this year’s PFL preseason poll and it is the fifth year that the Red Foxes have been picked at that spot in the poll. Marist has never been picked higher than the sixth seed in the league’s preseason poll, but to their defense they have had strong finishes to the season that found themselves within the top five four times.

The Marist Red Foxes will open the 2016 season at home against Bucknell on Saturday, September 3 at 6 p.m. at Tenney Stadium.  That marks the first of six games that will be played at Tenney Stadium this season.

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