QUINCY, Fl. (WTXL) — The Florida A&M Rattlers hung around for awhile, at Corry Field in Quincy Saturday evening, before head coach Willie Simmons called it a day. The rattlers were supposed to scrimmage at the field, but due to lightning and thunder, the game was postponed.
Coach Simmons grew up in Quincy and played football at Corry Field. Last season was Coach Simmons' first as the leader of FAMU, and it was also the first year he took the team to Quincy for a scrimmage game. Coach said he's made a lot of memories at Corry Field. "We always want to give back to Gadsden County when we have the chance. This community embraced me, raised me, and made me the man I am today."
For the players, Coach Simmons explained they think it's pretty neat to have the chance to play on the same field their coach did. "It's the same place I played on, Coach Jackson, the offensive line coach played here as well. Again, it's a chance to kind of simulate gameday, get on the bus, travel, police escort, to se the fan fare and all of those things to experience eleven times this year, we want to simulate that as much as possible."
Despite the postponement, the rattlers will take the field at Bragg Memorial on Sunday for the scrimmage.