ETSU Football Scrimmage Report #2
ETSU Football Scrimmage Report #2
Saturday, August 20, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2022) – On the final day of preseason camp, the ETSU football team held its second scrimmage on a sunny Saturday afternoon inside Greene Stadium.


ETSU’s run game accounted for 183 of the 298 yards on Saturday with sophomore Trey Foster (Knoxville, Tenn.) totaling 64 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Foster, who averaged 12.8 yards per carry, scored on a 49-yard burst up the middle. 

Preseason Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year Jacob Saylors (Jasper, Tenn.), who didn’t see action in last week’s scrimmage, rushed for 41 yards on five carries and scored on 21-yard scamper. 

Jawan Martin (Decatur, Tenn.) led the backs with six carries and recorded 31 yards on the ground. 

In total, the Buccaneer running backs averaged 5.2 yards per carry on Saturday. 

Quarterbacks Tyler Riddell (Tampa, Fla.), Baron May (New Philadelphia, Ohio) and Brock Landis (Hoschton, Ga.) combined for 13 completions and 115 yards in the air with one touchdown. Riddell led the group with 63 yards passing, while Landis threw the lone touchdown – a 10-yard strike to Solomon Dunn (Johnson City, Tenn.) – marking Dunn’s second straight scrimmage with a score. May led the trio of quarterbacks with five completions. 

Ten different Buccaneer receivers hauled in at least one catch with freshman Tommy Winton, III (Knoxville, Tenn.) leading the group with three receptions. 

Red-shirt freshman Adriel Clark (Suwanee, Ga.) paced the Bucs with 42 receiving yards, including a 34-yard catch from Riddell.  


ETSU’s defense registered 47 tackles, two sacks, three tackles for loss, one interception and five pass breakups on Saturday. 

Sophomore defensive back Sheldon Arnold, II (Loganville, Ga.) notched the lone defensive turnover of the two scrimmages as he intercepted Tyler Riddell in the end zone. To go with his pick, Arnold also totaled two solo tackles. 

Red-shirt freshman linebacker Chandler Martin (Lithonia, Ga.) led the group with five tackles. 

Red-shirt sophomore linebacker Zach West (Boone, N.C.) and red-shirt freshman defensive lineman Trey Richburg (Matthews, N.C.) posted the sacks on Saturday – both coming against Riddell. West finished with three solo hits and Richburg collected two tackles. 

Sophomore linebacker Paxton Corkery (Jefferson, Ga.) added the final tackle for loss, while Mike Price (Stockbridge, Ga.), Alijah Huzzie (Franklin, Ga.), Jayvon Henderson (Auburn, Ga.), Jaden Walker (Summerville, S.C.) and Marquez Henry (Phenix City, Ala.) all made their presence felt in the secondary by registering at least one pass break up.


Tyler Keltner (Tallahassee, Fla.), an all-SoCon kicker, drilled a 47-yard field goal on the Bucs’ first possession of the scrimmage. Keltner also connected on his one extra-point attempt following the Saylors score. 

Trace Kelly (Gallatin, Tenn.) took the final two PAT tries and was successful on both. 


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