The first home Greyhound football game of the semester is in the books, and the season is underway with a crowd livelier than ever. The Hounds crossed Missouri University of Science & Technology off on their schedule with a win on Sept. 7 after they chipped away at the S&T Miners by a score of 35-28. Eastern busted the door open on the season by rushing for program high in two years with 472 yards. The Miners put up a fight Saturday night, earning 411 total yards, but the Hounds ultimately prevailed with their own 503 total yards for a satisfying season opening win.
The atmosphere was electric throughout the game day for fans. The smell of burgers and hot dogs and the sound of music filled the air of the tailgate with excitement for new and returning fans. Eastern gameday did not disappoint for freshmen Kai Moore and Nick Baltazar. “My first experience of my first game at Eastern wasn’t a letdown. I loved watching the Greyhounds go out there and take care of business,” said Moore.
“My favorite part was the tailgating because you get to meet a lot of new people and get to see the other organizations that are there,” Baltazar said. Different organizations, students and alumni gathered in the parking lot of Al Whitehead Stadium all for the same reason: to support the Hounds and cheer them to victory.
“I went to the game and to tailgate with other pledges and members from Kappa Sigma,” Moore stated. ENMU’s tailgate and gameday atmosphere has these freshmen excited for the future. “I look forward to keeping the hype up at the games and making more memories at future game,” said Baltazar. The next home contest for the Greyhounds will be Sept. 28 for ENMU’s annual homecoming game against the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas at 6 p.m. Eastern looks forward to having all our alumni return for the weekend’s festivities.