News & Notes - Practice #11

Hard to believe today was number eleven for the Bearcats this spring. Three more practices and then the Red / Black Classic will be played. See who is looking to make a late push this spring.

-Situational scrimmage today.

-I didn't get there until almost 4 o'clock so I saw only 2 hours of practice.

-Ex-Bengal and current Taft High School head football coach, Mike Martin, attended practice today.

-There were a few changes in the #1 defense. The first group of linebackers were A. Williams, Ryan Manalac in the middle and Leo Morgan. Kevin McCullough also saw considerable time in the middle.

-Morgan, Carvitti, and Anderson were the three down linemen in the nickle package. McCullough, Manalac and A. Williams were the linebackers.

-Davis Wess was playing receiver again today.

Offensive Highlights/Lowlights (10 yards or more)

-Greg Moore had his first fumble from scrimmage on a rushing play. The defense recovered.

-Moore also got around the corner for a 12 yard pick-up.

-Brad Bury (FB) picked up 12 yards on a carry.

-Goodman broke a nice kickoff return for about 40 yards.

-Davila had one really good series. He went five for five for 55 yards in passes in a two minute drill against the #1 defense. The big play was a 25 yard completion to Dominick Goodman, who continues to impress, but the offense had to settle for a chip shot field goal.

-Flores returned to get some snaps at center.

-Davila threw to Ali for what would have been a nice TD, but Ali lost the ball in the sun.

-Davila to DeAngelo Smith for 12 yards.

-Davila to Ali for a 12 yard TD.

-Davila to Daniels for a 15 yard screen.

-Davila was also intercepted twice, and one of those went for a defensive TD.

-Grutza went six of six for about 30 yards in a two minute drill against the #2 defense but also settled for a field goal.

-Grutza to DeAngelo Smith for a 20 yard pick-up.

-Grutza to Celek for 30 yard TD.

-Grutza to Barwin for 12 yards.

-Grutza to Goodman for a 14 yard TD.

-Overall, I thought Davila had a better completion percentage, BUT his two interceptions to Grutza's none gave Dustin the advantage today at QB.

-Tony Pike to Charles Howard for 15 yards.

-David Wess dropped a 20 yard pass from Pike.

-There were 4 fumbles in QB/Center exchanges.

-Davila was sacked twice, Grutza once and Carey once.

-Kevin Lovell missed 42 and 47 yard field goals. He was good inside 40 yards.

Defensive Highlights

-The defense won the scrimmage in another one of these unusual scoring affairs. The defense had 70 points to the offense's 53 points.

-I really thought the defense easily won the scrimmage.

-Trevor Anderson got a sack of Grutza and a sack of Davila.

-Nick DeFilippo had a TFL.

-Adan Hoppel sacked Craig Carey.

-Kevin McCullough got a TFL at the goalline that made the offense settle for a field goal.

-Duenas struggled with QB exchange again today. I think Mario had three and Reinstatler had one.

-Marty Gilyard got a TFL.

-Nakamura sacked Davila and had a tackle for loss. He also had a nice punt return.

-Anthony Hoke had the defensive play of the day. While putting pressure on Davila, Hoke jumped and intercepted the ball at the LOS and easily returned it for a defensive TD.

-Davila was also intercepted by JaJuan Hall.

-Once again a lot of guys were rotating through the #2 linebacker group.


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