'Jacks Hold Sunday Scrimmage
Feb. 25, 2007
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team ran approximately a 150-play scrimmage Sunday afternoon at Homer Bryce Stadium. The scrimmage saw first-team All-SLC quarterback Danny Southall picked up where he left off last season.
The senior from Hitchcock completed 21-of-27 passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns, and also carried the ball eight times for 88 yards, including a 50-yard scamper. Dominique Edison caught two of the touchdown passes (35 and 38) while Leonard Lynce and redshirt freshman Travis Sinclair hauled in the other two. Edison led the 'Jacks' receiving corps hauling in four passes for 90 yards and the two scores.
Sophomore Greg Meinzer was also effective in the pocket completing 10-of-18 passes for 132 yards. Freshman Jeremy Moses was 9-of-16 for 95 yards, while classmate Marcus Boutte completed 5-of-7 passes for 39 yards. Boutte also carried the ball five times for 54 yards.
The defense was not overshadowed on the afternoon, as several Lumberjacks stepped up to make big plays. The playmakers were led by senior Stephon Rhea who picked off two passes on the day, including one he returned 30 yards for the touchdown. The defense also forced three fumbles and broke up several passes during the scrimmage.
Sophomore Vincent Pervis led the SFA running backs with 14 carries for 74 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown run. Senior Robert Castillo carried the ball 11 times for 63 yards and junior Lester Simmons recorded nine carries for 31 yards and a touchdown. Simmons' score came on a run of 11 yards up the middle. Boutte also recorded a touchdown run from 23 yards out.
"We accomplished in the scrimmage what we wanted to accomplish," said head coach J.C. Harper. "We got a lot of different guys a lot of reps in a game like situation with coaches and officials. We were able to get reps for a lot of different guys, and that is what the spring is all about. Now we will sit down and evaluate the film."
Sophomore offensive lineman Karl Glimp recorded the most unique play of the afternoon. In what seemed like a moment of déjà vu from this past season's game against McNeese State, Glimp snagged a deflected pass as it ricocheted off another player and rambled 13 yards for a first down.
The Lumberjacks return to the practice field Monday with a 3:15 p.m. workout. The Lumberjacks' practices are free and open to the public.