The defending ECFC champion Husson Eagles took to the gridiron for the first time Saturday afternoon. This is the 15th year of football since the school re-instituted  the sport.

Coach Gabby Price and his staff welcomed over 120 players.

The Eagles are coming off their best season ever, 9-2 and a NCAA appearance a year ago.

Returning for his senior year is running back John Smith, the reigning ECFC Offensive Player of the Year. QB Corey Brandon returns for his junior year.

In defense, ECFC Defensive Player of the Year Luke Washburn leads the way.

The Eagles begin play Saturday, September 2nd vs non-conference opponent Union College (NY).

NOTE:  Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket and 929theticket.com has live coverage of the opener on September 2nd at 1pm.