Friday was the first day the Wildcats’ football team could practice in pads. Friday’s practice ended with an intrasquad scrimmage. The highlight play was a 98-yard TD pass. Quarterback Ryan Humphries threw the pass. Receiver Tyrese Peters caught the ball back off the line of scrimmage several yards and then set sail down the sideline to the end zone. Humphries also run for a touchdown.
The Wildcats defense had their moments causing JV and Varsity offenses to punt. The defense also made several sacks and had a couple of tackles in the end zone for safeties. They also blocked a field goal try. Kicker Angel Tevera was good on an extra point and a field goal.
After the scrimmage, Wildcats Coach Greg Owens said the scrimmage was a little sloppy. He said he kind of expected that. Coach Owens added the practice field was a little wet and he said players needed to get used to playing in pads. He said there were not a lot of blown assignments. Coach Owens said it was exciting to have Peters on the field. He missed all of last season with a shoulder injury.
Concerning the first week of practice, Coach Owens said his team had had a good camp so far. He said he continued to be impressed by the players retention of things they learned in May. Coach Owens used special teams to explain how far ahead his team is right now because of spring ball. The special teams units are ahead of where they normally are in mid-August.
The Wildcats will scrimmage Liberty-Eylau Friday morning at Gerald Prim Stadium.