Today we celebrate this day in College Football America Yearbook history by looking back on the games we’ve covered on this date, Aug. 24. 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?
2012: Chattahoochee Tech (unaffiliated) at Point (NAIA)
Yep, we’ve seen Chattahoochee Tech. You have our publisher, Kendall Webb, to thank for that one. The contest was basically an exhibition game for Point, as the final result isn’t listed on the school’s web site for the 2012 season. They also played at Ram Stadium in Valley, Alabama, which is notable in that Point is located in West Point, Georgia. So it’s a seven-mile drive, a change of state AND a change of time zones to go to a Point home football game.
2013: Arkansas Baptist (NJCAA) at Navarro (NJCAA)
To start the 2013 season one our staffers was at Tiger Field in Corsicana, Texas, to see Navarro College take on Arkansas Baptist. While Navarro is a member of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference, Arkansas Baptist is one several independent junior college football programs around the country, and the only one in Arkansas. At the time, ABC was a consistent opponent for the SWJCFC when it came to non-conference action.
2013: Iowa Western (NJCAA) at Trinity Valley (NJCAA)
Trinity Valley tends to draw a home game to start each season in Athens, Texas, and in 2013 our staff made the short drive from Corsicana to Athens to check out the Cardinals’ opening game of the season against Iowa Western, the powerhouse of Iowa junior college football. It’s always nice to get an unusual game in the juco ranks, and teams from Iowa and Texas don’t tangle much, unless it’s a bowl game.
2017: Pikeville (NAIA) at Campbellsville (NAIA)
Our publisher took in his first game of the season in Campbellsville, Kentucky, as the Tigers hosted Pikeville. The Tigers ended up taking the victory over Pikeville, 28-14. The win was a solid one for the Tigers, as the Pikeville Bears were receiving votes in the preseason NAIA poll.
2019: Tyler (NJCAA) at Kilgore (NJCAA)
One of the first two games of the 2019 CFA season, our team was in Kilgore, Texas, to see the SWJCFC rivals play each other in a non-conference game. Kilgore, ranked No. 6 to start the season, took the win, 35-10. When the rivals took on each other again later that season, Kilgore was ranked No. 5 and won again, though the score was much closer, 34-28.
2019: Webber International (NAIA) at Reinhardt (NAIA)
Our staff was in Waleska, Georgia, that same day in 2019 to see Reinhardt host Webber International, both of which play in the Mid-South Conference but were playing in a non-conference game to open the season. The Eagles won the game, 17-7, and won their first three games of the season, which led them to the NAIA playoffs once the regular season ended.