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Scrimmage Report

Posted by thetribehasspoken on August 20, 2006

If you didn’t know, W&M football had a scrimmage today. Here is what I saw:


Jake Phillips started out rough, but towards the middle of the game he started to get it going. Had 3 straight completions, and completely fooled the D on a QB choice. Mike Potts looked the best of the QB’s. Early in the game he passed to Elliot Mack who after shaking off a defender gained about 50 yards down the sideline. He showed a fair amount of mobility, juking a defender and escaping pressure to gain a good number of yards. But the highlight of the night had to be his 60+ yard touchdown pass to DJ McAulay. We may have a QB controversy….again. Christian Taylor was the only other QB to get play time. He completed one pass and was sacked.


We didn’t get to see much of Elijah(who fumbled in one of his only carries), but DeBrian Holmes, Tony Viola, and Matt Nickerson got plenty of time on the field. Holmes had several solid runs, the best being a 20-yard run, beating a defender and getting to the 1. Matt Nickerson’s highlight was his 9-yard TD run, without being touched. Tony Viola took a while to get going, losing yards several times and dropping a screen, but by the end of the game he had 2 TD’s. Courtland Marriner, in the only play I saw of his, gained 3 or 4 yards.


Mack and McAulay really shone in the game, both getting huge plays. R.J. Archer made a few solid catches, and gained about 10 yards on a reverse play. Joe Nicholas wasn’t spectacular, but still got a few catches. The only other big play was John Taylor’s jumping catch, very impressive.


Matt Trinkle dropped a few passes. I definitely thought Andrew Atchison outperformed him, mainly because of his TD catch, where he got his on the 5 and drove his way into the endzone.


Not much happened here, but Cody Morris and Jake Phillips had a botched snap, and there seemed to be a lot of pressure on the QB(possibly due to the coverage)


Line seemed to get in the backfield a lot. Adrian Tracy(I may be wrong) forced an Elijah fumble early. Main thing to report was that back-up DT Josh Larkins was injured(looked like it may have been to the leg), but lucky for us he walked off the field unhelped.


Trevor McLaurin had a nice sack. Travis McLaurin had a spectacular tackle of Tony Viola behind the line early when the D was dominating. Solid play from the LB’s.


Coverage was good all game, Alan Wheeling had a great hit forcing Matt Trinkle to fumble. More changes to report than anything. Zach Stout did not play. Wheeling played FS(instead of CB). The worst news of the night, Kevin Allen was injured after dropping an INT. The injury was to his knee it looked like, and he needed help to get off the field. Some good news, though, as the team walked to the locker room after the game he was unhelped. He was limping noticably, though, and someone else was carrying his pads.


Sadly no Courtland Marriner returning kicks. Mack, McAulay, Cox, and Wheeling took back the kickoffs. R.J. Archer handled the punting duties. Some more bad news, Blair Pritchard looked pretty bad. 5-6 XP’s, but his FG’s were what worried me. He made a 33- and 36-yard kick, but then finished the game by missing 37- and 42- yarders, Kicking a -47 yard kick barely(if at all?) into the endzone, and then midding another 49-yarder. Where is Greg when you need him?


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