SPRING FOOTBALL WINDS DOWN WITH GREEN-GOLD GAME ON SATURDAY
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — With 14 practices and two scrimmages in the book, the only thing left for the Sacramento State football team is the annual Green-Gold Game which will take place on Saturday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. on the team's practice field.
The game will mark the final time that the Hornet coaches and players will be on the field together until the team reconvenes for training camp in early August. It also provides some players a final opportunity to make an impression before the school year comes to a close.
Like the previous two scrimmages, the Green-Gold Game will put the team through several situational drills. The game will be played with full contact, with the exception of quarterbacks.
SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
As spring comes to a close, its time to focus on the regular season. Season tickets for Hornet football are currently on sale by calling (916) 278-2222. The purchase of season tickets will also provide the opportunity to purchase priority tickets to the team's games at Stanford and UC Davis.
A few more changes have been made to the 2010 football roster. Two of the notable changes are the removal of tight end James Bobak and offensive lineman David Born. Both players left the team last week. The roster currently only lists players who are already with the team or have signed a National Letter of Intent. Several other players are expected to join the team in August. To view the roster click the link on the left side of the page.
Sacramento State received top billing on The Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision website on Wednesday, April 28. The story, which was penned by new writer Craig Haley, discusses FCS programs which are on the verge of breaking into the national scene. A link to the story appears here.
A year away apparently was enough to relight the fire for former Hornet QB Aaron Garcia. The veteran signal caller returns to the Arena Football League after a one-year hiatus. Garcia, who was the Hornets' leading passer in 1993, will lead the Jacksonville Sharks in 2010. With the Sharks, he will throw to former Montana receiver Etu Molden and Idaho State's Sale Key. All three prepped in the Sacramento area with Garcia graduating from Grant, Molden from Jesuit and Key from Mesa Verde. Garcia's professional career has taken him to the Arizona Rattlers, Connecticut Coyotes, New Jersey Red Dogs, Iowa Barnstormers, New York Dragons and San Francisco 49ers.
Lonie Paxton remains the lone Hornet in the NFL and enters his second season with the Denver Broncos and his 11th in the league.
Ricky Ray and Jason Barnes also return to the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.
One other former Hornet football player who is being paid to play is Mitch Lively. The punter/kicker began the year with the Richmond Flying Squirrels which is the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Lively did not allow a run in his first three relief appearances.