Jones Era in Full Throttle


by Vikings Sports Information Department


Elizabeth City, NC – The Jones Era begins as the Elizabeth City State University football team prepares to open preseason camp today on the practice field behind Roebuck Stadium at 2 p.m. Players reported on Monday, thrilled to begin training. "It felt great coming back for my final season here," stated senior tight end captain Carlton Evans. "Vincent Thomas, Deon Yarborough, and I worked out over the summer. The vibe is totally different around campus. The coaches bring enthusiasm and everyone has that winning mentality."  


The Vikings will go through a series of practices before opening the season on Saturday, September 1 hosting Central State University (OH) for its first annual Smoke on the River Military Game in Roebuck Stadium. Head coach Anthony Jones will be available after practice for comments. Media should make contact with the Sports Information Director (John Westbrook) to advise when they plan to come to campus for practice. The start of training camp will be open to media members and the public.


Wednesday, August 8 – 2 p.m.

Thursday, August 9 – 6 a.m.

Friday, August 10 – 9 a.m.

Saturday, August 11 – 9 a.m.

Sunday, August 12 – 9 a.m.

Monday, August 13 – 9 a.m.

Wednesday, August 15 – 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, August 16 – 3:15 p.m.

Friday, August 17 – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 18 – 9:30 a.m. (Scrimmage)

Tuesday, August 21 – 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, August 22 – 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, August 23 – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, August 24 – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 25 – 1:00 p.m. (Scrimmage)

Sunday, August 26 – 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, August 28 – 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, August 29 - 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, August 30 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 31 – 4:00 p.m.


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