JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 8, 2015) – Following Wednesday’s practice, the ETSU football coaching staff was able to get a look at the Scout Team (players who are being red-shirted this season) as they held a 50-60-play scrimmage outside on the CPA practice fields.
Freshmen Dylan Wieger (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Chris Howard (Gainesville, Ga.) split snaps at quarterback as they combined to go 10-for-16 for 201 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Wieger finished 7-of-12 for 147 yards and three touchdowns (one interception), while Howard was 3-for-4 for 54 yards and also rushed five times for 35 yards.
Wieger found freshman wide receiver Jack Shoulders (Nashville, Tenn.) for a pair of touchdown passes (60 yards and 28 yards), and the Kingsport, Tenn. native also connected on a 22-yard score to freshman Anthony Spagnoletti (Bealeton, Va.) on the second drive of the game.
Shoulders recorded five receptions for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and Spagnoletti ended with three catches for 36 yards and one score.
Three running backs split carries as freshman Artevius Smith (Birmingham, Ala.), red-shirt freshman Matt Thompson (Morristown, Tenn.) and freshman Matt Fox (Clinton, Tenn.) accounted for 85 yards on 22 carries. Smith led the way with nine rushes for 54 yards.
Freshman defensive back Andrew Heyward (Powder Springs, Ga.) provided the defense with an interception, and also added three pass break ups and two tackles.
Defensive lineman Nasir Player (Columbia, S.C.) and linebacker Jason Maduafokwa (Seymour, Tenn.) led the defense with five tackles each (both had a tackle for loss)
Red-shirt freshman Alonzo Francois (Ooltewah, Tenn.) totaled three tackles (one for loss) and had two pass break ups, while Myles Taylor (Franklin, Tenn.) had a sack and freshman linebacker Tate Brown (Black Mountain, N.C.) recorded four tackles.
Watch highlights from Wednesday’s scrimmage, while hearing comments from Coach Torbush, Dylan Wieger, Jack Shoulders and Andrew Heyward.
Here’s the photo gallery from Wednesday’s scrimmage.
The Bucs wrap up practice for the week on Thursday and return to the field on Monday to gear up for their road game at Mercer on Saturday, Oct. 17.
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