Today in College Football America History – Aug. 23

Eastern Washington Eagles

Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Aug. 23. The staff at the College Football America Yearbook has been attending and coverings games since 2010, even before we actually had a physical yearbook to sell. Our staff travels the country to cover anywhere from 50 to 70 college football games per season. So, we’ve accumulated many games, many photos and many memories. Each day, we’ll encapsulate those memories here and include links to our photos and game coverage that will help you take a look back, too.

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So what did we do on this day in College Football America Yearbook history?

Georgia Military’s quarterback calls out a play during the Bulldogs’ game with Navarro College in 2014. (College Football America file photo)

2014: Georgia Military (NJCAA) at Navarro (NJCAA)

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The first game of the year for our staff was in Corsicana, Texas, where the Navarro Bulldogs hosted the Georgia Military Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium (which the Bulldogs share with Corsicana High School). The photo of the two teams shaking hands before the coin toss on this hot, August day became the inside cover shot of the 2015 Yearbook.

Eastern Washington fans celebrate a score during their home opener with Sam Houston State in 2014. (College Football America file photo by Chuck Cox)

2014: Sam Houston State (FCS) at Eastern Washington (FCS)

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Out in Cheney, Washington, the locals call it the ‘Inferno.’ Roos Field has red turf, making it one of the more unique environments in the college game. Our staff headed up to EWU to check out the digs and we had a lot of fun. So did the Eagles, who were hosting the Bearkats in what was the first game of the season in FCS. The Eagles had an array of stars on offense, including future NFL wide receiver Cooper Kupp and quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., as the Eagles defeated the Bearkats, 56-35. But things didn’t get crazy until the second half, as the game was tied, 21-21, at halftime.

J'Kobi Reddick
J’Kobi Reddick runs the ball for the Bethel (TN) Wildcats in this 2018 file photo. (College Football America file photo by Kendall Webb)

2018: Reinhardt (NAIA) at Bethel (TN) (NAIA)

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The staff opened the season in McKenzie, Tennessee, as Bethel (TN) hosted Reinhardt. Reinhardt was ranked No. 2 in the NAIA preseason poll entering the season. Bethel was coming off a losing season. Well, the Wildcats turned the tables on the Eagles right off the bat. Bethel won the game, 31-21, and our 2019 Yearbook got the NAIA photo cover out of the trip, too — Wildcats return man J’Kobi Reddick.

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