The match up are terrific for the upcoming Eddie G. Robinson Classic. University Academy squaring off against the Grambling Lab Kittens will be a fun match up to watch. Grambling had a solid 2015 season and are looking to get started off on the right foot against University Academy squad that wants to put the 2015 season behind them.
Grambling finished the 2015 season with a 6-5 record and took a big step into becoming a contender. Coach Johnny Thomas did a solid job with Grambling last season and this season should be no different. A player to keep an eye on this season for the Lab Kittens is defensive tackle/center Calvin Booker. Booker is a talented blocker and has the speed to be able to run people down on the defensive side of the ball. Fans can expect to see a determined group from Grambling as they kick off the season against University Academy.
Coach Blair Phillips leads a hungry group of Lions, which are anxious to prove that last year’s 1-10 record was a fluke. The Lions will be determined and have a chip on the shoulder of every player and coach coming into this one. The University Academy-Grambling matchup will be a chance to see how far both teams have come and give a sense of what to look forward to during the course of the 2016 season. I expect this game to be a great matchup and this one should be a fun game to watch.