Big Plays Highlight Warhawk Scrimmage
Your ULM Warhawks held a scrimmage last night in front of a crowd of 200 fans. They were treated to the football team's best scrimmage yet. It was a night of big runs by the ULM backs and big plays by the ULM receivers.
Frank Goodin started the scoring when he took the handoff and ran off left tackle for a 5 yard touchdown run. Goodin was hit at the 3 but broke that tackle, then ran through another tackle at the 1 before scoring standing up.
Starting tailback Calvin Dawson saw limited action but did catch a 9 yard swing pass from Kinsmon Lancaster early before departing.
Another name you haven' heard much but will is Willie Dickson from Mississippi Delta CC. Willie is a short stocky back that had 2 touchdown runs of 25 and 6 yards. Gary Frazier also let the coaching staff and the crowd know he was still in the mix with a thundering run in the second half. Juco transfer John Turner was on the tail end of Frazier bull run that left him on his backside. It took 4 Warhawks to finally bring him down but not before he picked up 12 yards.
Kinsmon Lancaster tried to connect deep with LaGregory Sapp but the ball was a bit under throw and the defense broke it up. Kinsmon would however hook up with Josh Boudreaux on a crossing pattern that went 50 yards to pay dirt untouched. The big man showed surprising speed as he outran the secondary for the score.
Trey Revell would put his mark on the practice as well when he did connect with Sapp on a 50 yard pass play. Sapp out jumped 3 defenders and held onto the ball for the big gain. Later in the contest, Darrell McNeil took the double reverse and threw to a wide open Marty Humphrey for electric 53 yard touchdown pass. Not only were the skill position players celebrating but the big hogs upfront seemed to enjoy the moment even more.
If you heard what sounded like a sonic boom coming from Malone stadium, there is a reason. True freshman kicker Radi Jabouri put on a kicking display for the fans in attendance. Radi easily hit from 32, 42, and 47 yards away. He then sent oooh's and ahhh's through the stadium when he blasted a 53 yard fg through the uprights with at least 6 yards to spare. Yes Warhawk fans, the kicking game is in good hands for the next 4 years.
Not to be outdone, the defense had its share of moments as well. Working on Overtime situations, Quintez Secka jumped in front of an Antron Mason pass and intercepted it. Cardia Jackson tipped away a Revell pass over the middle and James Truxillo came up with a quarterback sack. Defensive end Aaron Morgan(6'5 235) was one that finally got the best of Gary Frazier. Frazier broke a run to the outside when Morgan slammed him out of bounds with a big hit.
The ULM Athletic department quoted Coach Weatherbie on the simulated game. "I thought it went well. We brought the different groups out just like it was game day and at the times we will as if we were playing Tulsa. We went through some simulated scrimmage situations with some live punts, kick returns, punt returns and PAT. We worked on all aspects of the kicking game. I thought there were a lot of good learning opportunities out here tonight, not only for the players, but also for the coaches and all the staff involved."