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Ewu Gears Up For First Game With Scrimmage

The lights of Woodward Stadium and the Eastern Washington University football team will get their first test of the season as the Eagles scrimmage today at 6:35 p.m.

The scrimmage is free and open to the public.

The scrimmage will conclude the first of two weeks of practice before Eastern’s season opener Sept. 6 at 6:35 p.m. against Rocky Mountain College. Eastern plays seven home games, including a Nov. 1 matchup with Idaho at Albi Stadium in Spokane.

Coach Mike Kramer said the scrimmage should last 1-1/2 hours and include scripted possessions, 2-minute drills and kicking under the lights.

Having avoided any major injuries during the team’s first week, Kramer hopes to pay particular attention to freshmen and other third-string players as the Eagles establish depth.

“We’ll get a chance to assess the quality of our depth and get a good, realistic look at the freshmen before we decide if they are going to redshirt,” Kramer said. “We’re going to look at them a lot, and let them fly around.” , DataTimes

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