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Bakersfield College football team eager to play on new turf in season opener

Posted: 12:23 AM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-05 03:23:33-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield College Renegade Football team begins a new season on Saturday with a whole new field in the city's most iconic stadium.

Head Coach Jeff Chudy knows that fact has added extra incentive for the players this season and for the opening day kickoff.

"I'm imagining there's going to be a lot of excitement these guys are going to have a lot of adrenaline, not just because it's our first game but the added excitement of playing on a field for the first time," Chudy said. "These guys are going to remember what happened September 7, 2019 a long time from now so they'll be the first ones to break it in."

And, the players believe it will add a little something extra to their skills this year as well.

"Turf is nice. I feel like it's a lot of traction so we can run faster on it," sophomore running back Shane Jones said. "It's going to be a movie that's it, that's all I can say."

Kickoff for BC's season opener is set for 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.