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Juniata football in for beat, er, treat

November 7, 2007 - Neil Rudel

If you're looking for a unique football experience on Saturday -- aside from searching for an outlet with ESPNU in order to watch Penn State-Temple -- you may want to venture down to Huntingdon.

You'll find a Juniata College program that is continuing its struggle in football, but more intriguing will be the Eagles' opponent. This week, it's Gaulladet.

In case you may not be familiar with Gaulladet, it'sa school for the deaf. It's football program began in the 1930s, but was disbanded in the 1980s and  resurrected two years ago.

St. Francis has met Gallaudet in football several times.

How does Gaulladet communicate? It uses a large base drum and its players will react to the beat in order to know when to snap the ball and start the offense.

If the Mirror's Fearless Forecast is an indicator, expect a good game. Our eight prognosticators were split down the middle on the winner.



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