April 15, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team has moved its annual Blue & Gray Spring Game to Sunday, April 17 at noon on Multi-Sport Field. The team's award banquet will be held as scheduled on noon on Saturday, April 16.
Play has been moved from Saturday at 3:10 p.m. until Sunday at noon due to the potential for severe storms in the D.C. metropolitan region throughout the day on Saturday. The Blue & Gray Spring Game is one of several Georgetown Athletics events that has been moved or postponed for this coming weekend.
The Blue & Gray Spring Game signals the end of the team's spring practice period that began on March 22 and will provide Georgetown fans with a sneak preview of the 2011 edition of the Hoyas. The offense will wear gray and the defense will wear blue on Sunday.
The scrimmage is scheduled to begin at noon and feature four eight-minute quarters. Instead of kick-offs, play will begin on the offenses' own 35 yard line with the first team competing against the first team defense and the second team offense matching up with the second team defense.
Under Head Coach Kevin Kelly the Blue & Gray game has become a tradition, played each spring on Multi-Sport Field, as a way of showcasing the future of the program.
First Team All Patriot League honorees DE Andrew Schaetzke and CB Jayah Kaisamba and Second Team All Patriot League CB Jeremy Moore highlight the returning players on the defensive side of the ball for Georgetown. Two-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week QB Scott Darby will be in the mix at quarterback for the offense, while sophomore RB Dalen Claytor, a Patriot League Rookie of the Week in the fall, will receive carries for the Hoyas offense.
Georgetown opens its 2011 season on Saturday, September 3 when they host Davidson College at Multi-Sport Field.