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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Charger Tailgaters: Lot 37 is the spot on Friday night

Charger Dad Nick DeMiro is helping to head up the Parents' group this season and wants all Hillsdale fans to know they are welcome in Lot 37 for tailgating festivities. Lot 37 is located behind the pressbox and the home side of Top Taggart Field.

In the past Charger fans have brought their own tailgating fare and the Parents group has provided a grill. Festivities usually start 3 to 4 hours before game time.

Hillsdale fans are traditionally some of the best traveling and friendliest fans in the GLIAC.

Just look for all of the blue Charger flags.

Hillsdale enters 2011 season at #18 in poll

Rank Team 2010 Record 
1 Minnesota-Duluth 15-0
2 Delta State 11-4
3 Abilene Christian 11-1
4 Grand Valley 11-2
5 Northwest Missouri 12-2
6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10-2
7 Shepherd 12-2
8 Central Missouri 11-3
9 Augustana 11-2
10 Albany State 11-1
11 California 10-2
12 North Alabama 9-4
13 St. Cloud 10-3
14 Valdosta State 8-3
15 Bloomsburg 10-3
16 West Texas A&M 8-4
17 Mercyhurst 10-3
18 Hillsdale 9-3
19 Wingate 9-3
20 Kutztown 10-2
21 Missouri Western 8-4
22 Washburn 8-4
23 Colorado Mines 9-3
24 Wayne State (Mich.) 9-2
25 Nebraska-Kearney 9-2
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Hillsdale's Weatherhead and Holmes see end to training camp dreams.

Former Hillsdale quarterback Troy Weatherhead who was in camp with Cleveland and wide receiver Andre Holmes who was hoping to make the Vikings' roster saw their NFL dreams derailed today when they were let go in the NFL's first wave of cuts.

Both are two of the most decorated Hillsdale players ever at their respective positions. Each must wait to see if any other teams have interest in either of them as free agents. Best of luck to both players and congratulations on all of their past accomplishments.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hillsdale's Joe the Show: Preseason All-American

Hillsdale College Release:

Joe Glendening named preseason Second-Team All-American by
Junior RB entering second season as the starter preseason All-American list

August 22, 2011 - Hillsdale College junior Joe Glendening has been named a preseason Second-Team All-American by, the leading website covering Division II football. The site's preseason All-American teams were released early news story imageMonday morning. A link to the site's teams appears at the top of this story.

Glendening, a native of East Grand Rapids, is entering his second season as the starting running back for the Chargers. His first season was a spectacular one, as he was named First-Team All-GLIAC after leading the conference with 1,485 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns. gave Glendening honorable mention All-American honors following the 2010 campaign.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Viking injuries should open up reps for Hillsdale's Holmes

When the Minnesota Vikings take on the Seattle Seahawks tonight up in the town that gave us Pearl Jam, rookie undrafted free agent wide receiver Andre Holmes should get an opportunity to see some live action.

The Hillsdale College star is currently fighting for one of the last roster spots, a spot as the team's 4th or 5th receivers.

Right now it looks like Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrien, and Michael Jenkins are solid as the first three. Greg Camarillo who is looking for one of those two open spots will sit tonight along with Harvin as they nurse nagging camp injuries. This means that Holmes, Aymar Johnson, Emmanuel Arceneaux, Juaquin Iglesias, Dominique Johnson, Devin Aromashodu, and Stephen Burton will all have a chance to pick up more reps against the Seahawks.

Fox Sports North reported during the week that Holmes had one of the big catches of camp with a leaping touchdown reception over the top of a defender, of course Hillsdale football fans saw that most every week.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Charger Scrimmage set for Sunday Night.

The Hillsdale College Chargers will be in football action under the lights for real on Friday September 1, at Ferris State. They will also be under the lights this Sunday night at 8:15 scrimmaging. The glorified practice will consist of approximately 60 plays and open to the public.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

League Coaches pick Chargers 3rd in the South, GLIAC launches Football Media Day Central

It's that time of year football fans...the coaches' pre-season poll.

This year finds Hillsdale picked third in the South with Wayne State getting the top nod followed by Ashland.

Also, the GLIAC is ramping up its multi-media coverage of the pre-season by producing vide interviews with each coach talking about his football team.

Get all of the "We like our football team." and "We're going to go to work every week in this great conference." quotes you need from around the league.

Detailed season previews are posted as well as the full coaches' poll.

Check it out at GLIAC Football Media Day Central.

GLIAC Media Day: Hillsdale Preview Video

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Chargers ranked #25 in coaches' poll to start 2011 season

After making the playoffs for the second season in a row, Hillsdale finished 16th in the final AFCA coaches' poll.

Hillsdale enters the 2011 season tied for the 25th spot.

Preseason (with 2010 record and final ranking)
Record Pts Fin
1. Minnesota-Duluth (28) 15-0 724 1
2. Delta State (Miss.) 11-4 657 2
3. Northwest Missouri State (1) 12-2 624 3
4. Abilene Christian (Texas) 11-1 607 8
5. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 11-2 579 10
6. North Alabama 9-4 468 22
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville 10-2 437 9
8. Augustana (S.D.) 11-2 426 6
9. Albany State (Ga.) 11-1 379 4
9. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 10-3 379 15
11. Shepherd (W.Va.) 12-2 377 7
12. California (Pa.) 10-2 369 14
13. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 10-3 346 12
14. Wingate (N.C.) 9-3 284 20
15. Central Missouri 11-3 270 5
16. Nebraska-Kearney 9-2 242 23
17. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 10-3 207 11
18. Washburn (Kan.) 8-4 201 —
19. West Texas A&M 8-4 186 18
20. Valdosta State (Ga.) 8-3 184 17
21. Wayne State (Mich.) 9-2 177 21
22. Central Washington 8-3 164 —
23. Kutztown (Pa.) 10-2 144 13
24. Henderson State (Ark.) 7-4 139 —
25. Hillsdale (Mich.) 9-3 91 16
25. Shaw (N.C.) 9-3 91 —

Despite uncertainty at QB, Hillsdale offensive coordinator Shreffler confident

Before the start of the 2008 season, all of the talk surrounding Hillsdale College Football was based on how the team would ever replace a the school's most prolific passer in Mark Nicolet.

The kid who fought all of the comparisons for a season and then took Hillsdale to back to back NCAA playoff berths all en route to breaking all of Nicolet's records would be Troy Weatherhead.

Now the same type of questions surround the Hillsdale program as senior Matt Bryan and junior Anthony Mifsud battle daily in camp for the right to be the guy who gets compared (but I promise not on this blog) to Weatherhead.

When asked about starting over after losing the NCAA's single-season, all-division most accurate quarterback he will tell you that he feels a lot better than he did three summers ago.

"People forget that Troy got hurt in the offseason and never took a snap in Spring. We had no idea what we had really until that first game," Shreffler explains. "At least with both of these guys we know exactly what each can and can't do. That is a huge help in how we plan our offense."

Another huge help is the presence of one of the league's top running backs in junior Joe Glendening returning to the backfield.

"Having Joe back there helps to take a lot of pressure off of whoever ends up playing quarterback."

Last season "Joe the Show" led the GLIAC in rushing yards with 1483 and set a school record with 311 carries in a season.

Shreffler might be a little bias, being the team's offensive line coach as well, but he thinks he might something extra special up front this year.

"It seems like I feel this way every year, but this group is really good and may be one of the best overall units I have coached here."

That is a big statement but even if it's remotely true, the quarterback protection and zone run blocking for Glendening will make the task of breaking in a new quarterback much easier for Hillsdale.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Upcoming Pre-season Schedules for Chargers in the Pros

Jared Veldheer - 2nd year LT, Oakland Raiders
8-11 Cardinals
8-20 at San Francisco
8-28 Saints - NBC 8:00 PM EDT
9-2 at Seahawks

Andre Holmes - Rookie FA, Minnesota Vikings
8-13 at Titans
8-20 at Seahawks
8-27 Cowboys
9-1 Texans

Troy Weatherhead - Rookie FA, Cleveland Browns
8-13 Packers
8-19 Lions
8-25 at Eagles
9-1 at Bears

All games are replayed on the NFL Network

Andre Holmes Sighting: Minnesota Vikings Camp

Here is a glimpse of Hillsdale's Andre Holmes making a couple of nice catches in Mankato at Vikings camp. He wears #15 for the Purple and Gold.

Andre Holmes (#15) at

Thanks Billy "FillyBerry" Ferry for sharing this at the Facebook Page.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Troy Weatherhead Sighting from Browns' Camp

Here is a picture that ran on of Hillsdale's Troy Weatherhead standing with quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace. Weatherhead is in a battle for the number 3 spot with Jarret Brown.

Original posting at

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