athletics_GCGEORGETOWN, KY – The 117th annual Tigers Orange & Black Scrimmage is set for Thursday, April 24, at Toyota Stadium.

It culminates the hard work by the football team during spring practice.

“This is an exciting time for everyone,” said GC coach Bill Cronin. “Our players have been hitting the work outs hard and now we are getting out on the field. We had a really good first full practice the other day. We will add pads and it will all build to our scrimmage.”

The annual grudge match is deadlocked at 58 wins each.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Kickoff is 7 p.m. on iHigh Field.

The $5 admission includes a cookout.

“We will have a burger or some pork, chips and a drink as we do every year,” said Cronin. “Our incoming class will be on hand so our fans can meet them. This whole event is just really exciting, and we are looking forward to packing the stands that night.”

The Tigers currently have almost 40 new players for the fall season who will be here for the game, officially sign on Friday, and go through orientation on Saturday.

“Main goals of spring practice are to stay healthy and see progression in technique and maturity,” Cronin said. “With the way we started, I feel good about what our fans will see that Thursday evening.”