2012 Football News
June 14, 2013
Football to host Kids & Pros camp
For the second straight year, those who dream about playing in the NFL will learn what it takes to play the game on the professional level from those who have accomplished the feat when Shorter University plays host next week to the second annual Kids & Pros Youth Football Camp.
May 28, 2013
Busy summer ahead for Football Hawks
“This time is real important for us,” Jones said about the work that is needed to be done this summer, “to not just prepare for the new season but for future seasons.”
April 15, 2013
Football announces 2013 schedule
Maintaining the philosophy that has been in place since the program began nine years ago of putting together a rugged schedule, the Shorter football team has upped the ante this year as the Hawks have announced their 2013 schedule that will clearly be the toughest schedule ever.
April 4, 2013
Football wraps up spring drills
Like any other college football team, the Shorter Hawks made it a point to use this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s spring drills as a time to see who is ready to take their game to another level when the new season begins this fall.
March 11, 2013
Hawks football opens spring practice
Their first season as an NCAA Division II football program left the Shorter Hawks with the all-important confidence needed for teams trying to make an immediate statement that they can hold their own.
February 6, 2013
Football announces new signees
The Shorter Hawks football program has announced 18 new additions to the team from the 2013 signing class.
February 5, 2013
Football looking ahead to National Signing Day
When the Shorter football team closed out what was an eye-opening and impressive first season as an NCAA Division II program last fall, the Hawks’ coaching staff immediately turned their attention to a key off-season element that will help ensure the team adds to its success – recruiting.
January 30, 2013
Hawkins selected for Team Texas in bowl game
Demery Hawkins will be participating in another all-star game, this time as a member of Team Texas in Texas vs. The Nation from Allen, Texas.
January 2, 2013
Hawkins earns All-NCCAA Honors
Shorter University senior linebacker Demery Hawkins has been named as a member of the 2012 All-NCCAA Football Team.
December 10, 2012
Hawks to send trio to play in Freedom Bowl
Three members of the Shorter football program will represent the Hawks in the Freedom Bowl, to be played January 21 at 1:15 pm. The game will feature Demery Hawkins, Brandon Morten, and Mason Strickland.
November 19, 2012
Football season concludes with big wins, getting ready for 2013
In the wake of seeing the Hawks close out their first season as an NCAA Division II team that competed in the nationally-known Gulf South Conference, head coach Phil Jones and his staff were already starting to make plans for 2013.
November 10, 2012
Shorter beats Delta State, 32-21, finishes season 6-5
"They've worked hard all year through the good times and the bad times," said coach Jones, "I'm so thankful to the Lord to have the opportunity to coach them."
November 9, 2012
Football prepared for final home game against Delta State
“I want to have fun this Saturday” were the first words out of mouth of the still-smiling Jones, who immediately associated the upbeat attitude of the Hawks with what they have ahead of them Saturday.
November 7, 2012
Football Preview: Hawks host Delta State at Barron Stadium
No longer are they the overlooked newcomer, the team most everyone thought would take a while to become a winner in what is arguably the toughest NCAA Division II conference in the nation.
November 4, 2012
Commentary: Shorter's win over West Georgia a thing of beauty
The tears of joy in Jones’ eyes as his redshirt freshman defensive back Marktavious Dasher doused him with icy cold Gatorade on West Georgia’s University Field on Saturday evening only further proves my theory.
November 3, 2012
Shorter claims first GSC victory, dispatches West Georgia 24-20
Shorter sophomore quarterback Eric Dodson scrambled for a six-yard TD with nine seconds left to lift the Hawks to a 24-20 victory over the University of West Georgia on Saturday afternoon in Carrollton.
November 2, 2012
Hawks ready to put week of hard work to use at West Georgia
In order to secure what would be the program’s sixth in its nine-year history, the Hawks will have to do it against the final two teams in the Gulf South Conference that Shorter will play for the first time since becoming an NCAA Division II team, the first and most important foe at hand coming Saturday when they head to Carrollton to meet for the first-time the West Georgia Wolves.
October 31, 2012
Football Preview: Shorter visits West Georgia
This week, the Shorter Hawks will find out that it doesn’t get any easier in the Gulf South Conference when they head to Carrollton on Saturday at 2 p.m. for their first-ever meeting against their closest GSC neighbor, the University of West Georgia Wolves.
October 25, 2012
Hawks fall in GSC home opener to Valdosta State, 37-6
The Shorter Hawks were unable to untrack perhaps the hottest team in the Gulf South Conference on Thursday night at Barron Stadium when visiting Valdosta State Blazers cruised to a 37-6 conference win.
October 24, 2012
Football prepared to take on Valdosta State Thursday from Barron
“This week we have to play the best we can,” said Jones. “(Valdosta) is just another very, very good team in the Gulf South. We know we have to recruit and perform like those teams to be on the same page they are and I think we will.”
October 23, 2012
Preview: Hawks host Valdosta State on Thursday at Barron Stadium
The Hawks host two-time NCAA Division II national champion Valdosta State on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Barron Stadium in what will be Shorter's first-ever GSC home game that will be played in front of a television audience.
October 22, 2012
Football on TV - Gameday to be Championship Thursday
This Thursday, Gulf South Conference football, considered one of the toughest NCAA Division II leagues in the nation, comes to Rome when the Shorter Hawks host in-state foe Valdosta State on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Barron Stadium in SU’s first-ever GSC home game.
October 21, 2012
Football on TV this Thursday when Valdosta State comes to Barron
Shorter hosts Gulf South Conference power Valdosta State on Thursday night at 7:30 pm at Barron Stadium for the GSC-TV LIVE Football Game of the Week.
October 20, 2012
Second half boosts No. 16 West Alabama past Shorter, 49-7
After a scoreless first quarter that saw the Hawks outgain the No. 16 West Alabama Tigers, 64-19, No. 16 West Alabama was able to win the Gulf South Conference match up 49-7.
October 19, 2012
Hawks ready for West Alabama, first television game
They are going up against their first nationally-ranked opponent that tops the standings of the new conference they are now a part of and doing it in front of television cameras.
October 17, 2012
Game at West Alabama to be nationally televised on ESPN3, CSS
Shorter University’s Gulf South Conference football showdown with 16th-ranked West Alabama this Saturday will be televised nationally through ESPN and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS).
October 17, 2012
Football Preview: Hawks visit No. 16 West Alabama
Shorter continues Gulf South Conference play by traveling to Livingston, Ala., for a 4:30 pm televised kickoff against 16th-ranked, conference leader West Alabama.
October 13, 2012
Dodson, Hawks' defense lead Shorter over Ave Maria, 37-7
Hawks improve to 4-3 after home victory. Sanders ties mark for sacks in game.
October 12, 2012
Moon looking to continue outstanding season
When the coaching staff asked Bradley Moon to move to a new position, all he needed to do was fall back on the things that made him a nation champion in another sport.
October 10, 2012
Football Preview: Hawks welcome Ave Maria to Barron
Preview Saturday's game versus Ave Maria University at Barron Stadium
October 6, 2012
First half carries Shorter past Point, 35-13
Caleb Collins, Bradley Moon each score twice as Shorter romps to victory.
October 5, 2012
Denson, defense focused on the little things versus Point
“It’s all about heart and technique, and doing the little things right.” - Jamal Denson.
October 2, 2012
Football Hawks return home to host Point
Shorter hosts Point University in showdown at Historic Barron Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
September 29, 2012
North Alabama spoils Hawks Gulf South debut, 41-0
The Shorter football squad drops a decision to NCAA DII and GSC power North Alabama in Florence.
September 26, 2012
Hawks travel to North Alabama for program's first GSC game
The Lions will welcome the Hawks to Braly Municipal Stadium as Shorter looks to begin play in the Gulf South Conference.
September 22, 2012
Hawks drop home opener to NCAA FCS Charleston Southern, 23-20
NCAA Division I FCS Charleston Southern hangs on to top Shorter.
September 19, 2012
Hawks welcome Charleston Southern to Barron Saturday
The Hawks take the field for the Homecoming matchup as the NCCAA's No. 1 team.
September 18, 2012
Shorter Football ranked No. 1 in latest NCCAA standings
A 2-1 start sees the Hawks atop the rankings.
September 15, 2012
Second half rally brings Shorter back against Chowan, 28-17
21-point second half rallies Shorter to 2-1 start to the season.
September 12, 2012
In battle of Hawks, Shorter looks to get back on winning track
"If we can keep them locked in to the kind of intensity they’ve played with, we’ll be fine.”
September 8, 2012
4th quarter rally lifts Newberry over Football Hawks, 17-14
Host Newberry rallies from four-point fourth quarter deficit to nip Shorter.
September 5, 2012
Hawks looking to make it two in a row as they travel to Newberry
Coming off of last week's victory versus Division I Campbell, the Hawks face the Newberry College Wolves on Saturday.
August 30, 2012
Shorter wins D-II debut against NCAA DI FCS Campbell, 31-20
The Hawks upset NCAA Division I FCS Campbell in their first game as a Division II program.
August 28, 2012
Football Preview: Campbell
“I think our guys enjoy the challenge of it and having the opportunity to excel, they’ve been working very hard for this game.”
August 28, 2012
Telfair embraces essence of teamwork, with special emphasis
“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12
August 18, 2012
Pre-season camp concludes with scrimmage
The Hawks had a scrimmage today in preparation for an exciting 2012 season.
August 15, 2012
Burton looking to make mark with Hawk defense
For the first time since Shorter fielded a team in 2005, the Hawks’ defense will be led by a new coordinator as Nathan Burton takes over the position.
August 8, 2012
Football reports to start work for 2012 season
The first seven seasons resulted in the construction of a firm foundation for the program, a rock-solid base that has been strengthened even more by a winning tradition now firmly in place.
July 17, 2012
Comcast/CSS to provide live TV coverage of SU-Valdosta on 10/25
Shorter University will be featured as part of the Gulf South Conference’s lineup of the eighth edition of the league’s GSC-TV LIVE football television schedule, which was released on Tuesday by the conference office.
June 25, 2012
Shorter Football hosts inaugural Kids & Pros Youth Camp
As he has done countless times, Phil Jones stood on Ben Brady Field and kept a close eye on the players as they went through the drills with the sun beginning to set.
March 3, 2012
Spring practice culminates today with Football Spring Game
For the past three weeks, Shorter’s Hawks have used their annual spring drills that culminate with the Spring Game today at 9 am at Ben Brady Field, to establish the firm foundation they will need when SU becomes an NCAA Division II member and prepare for the tougher level of competition ahead.
February 14, 2012
Shorter University announces 2012 football schedule
The Shorter University football program has released its 11-game, 2012 football schedule athletic department officials announced Tuesday.
February 1, 2012
Football Hawks ink 14 on National Signing Day
By the end of the day, there were plenty of smiles on the faces of the Shorter University football coaching staff. And for good reason – Wednesday’s National Signing Day resulted in the Hawks inking the first recruiting class that will compete at the NCAA Division II level.