VMI Spring Football Begins April 3
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VMI football will commence spring drills on Wednesday, April 3 with the first of 14 scheduled workouts throughout the month of April.

After two practices in shorts on April 3 and 4, the Keydets will put on the pads for first time on Wednesday, April 10.

Spring drills this year will feature two scrimmages on Saturdays – April 20 and April 27. The first Saturday scrimmage will be held in Roanoke, Virginia at William Fleming High School as part of “VMI Day” sponsored in part by the Williamson Road Area Business Association, the Roanoke Chapter of the VMI Alumni Association, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The VMI Day activities begin at 10 AM with scrimmage portion of the Roanoke event following at Noon until 2 p.m. The Keydets will conduct their final spring scrimmage back in Lexington the following Saturday at 1:30 at Foster Stadium.

VMI head coach Sparky Woods is looking forward to the April 20th scrimmage in Roanoke – the first time a Keydet football team has held a spring practice away from the VMI Post in Lexington.

“Our team is very excited to be able to bring our practice to Roanoke,” says Woods. “It is a great opportunity to mix and show our appreciation to our loyal Keydet supporters in the beautiful Roanoke Valley. Roanoke is our closest city and our alumni are very loyal. We certainly want to thank William Fleming High School, WRABA, all the sponsors, the fine people and businesses of Roanoke for making this day happen.”

Spring Drills will conclude with a practice on Monday, April 29.

2013 VMI Football Spring Practice Schedule

(Practice schedule subject to change)

Wednesday, April 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10 – 4:30 p.m. (First practice in pads)

Friday, April 12  – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 13 – Noon

Monday, April 15 – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17 – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 19 – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 20 – Noon (Scrimmage in Roanoke, Va./William Fleming High School)

Monday, April 22 – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24 – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26 – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 27 – 1:30 (Final Scrimmage/Letterman Reunion) Foster Stadium

Monday, April 29 – 4:30 p.m.

All practices held at Fiorini Field (VMI Turf Field behind Foster Stadium) unless noted otherwise

For more information on VMI Day in Roanoke Saturday, April 20, please contact Wendy Jones at wraba@wraba.org or call 540-362-3293.