FERRUM, Va. – Ferrum College's football team will host the 3rd Annual Crooked Road Classic Saturday, Sept. 1, on campus, pitting the Panthers against in-state rival Emory & Henry College.
Ferrum used a fourth-quarter rally to nip the Wasps in 2016, posting four consecutive two-point conversions to eke out a 39-38 win at W.B. Adams Stadium. The Panthers then scored a touchdown with under a minute remaining in last year's Crooked Road Classic at Emory & Henry to escape with a 13-8 win.
This year's game is the first official Old Dominion Athletic Conference contest for a Ferrum team, and the 39th football meeting between the two schools. The Ferrum-E&H series is the second-longest in the Panthers 64-year football history.
Ferrum's Oldest Football Matchups
41 games: Chowan ... Ferrum leads series 30-9-2
38 games: Emory & Henry ... E&H leads 25-13
38 games: Wesley ... Ferrum leads 23-15
28 games: Apprentice ... Ferrum leads 18-9-1
27 games: Lees-McRae ... Ferrum leads 19-7-1
Ferrum is led by Head Coach Rob Grande, who enters his third season at the helm of the program with a 14-6 career record. Before joining the Panther football program, Grande served 11 seasons at Emory & Henry, including the final six as Associate Head Coach and the final eight as Defensive Coordinator.
Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. at W.B. Adams Stadium in this year's Crooked Road Classic 1:00 p.m. Live stats and video will be available at www.ferrumpanthers.com. We will also have FERRUM FOOTBALL mini schedule posters available for the first 500 fans through the gate.