Heels Complete Football Scrimmage

The University of North Carolina football team held a two-hour scrimmage at the Navy practice fields on Saturday evening. The scrimmage was moved from Kenan Stadium to the practice fields because of the light rain falling in the Chapel Hill area.

No statistics were kept at the scrimmage, but head coach John Bunting was pleased with the team's progress.

"I thought it went very well," Bunting said. "There were far too many penalties, but I was pleased with the passing game and the way we ran the ball. We ran the football very well and we ran it a lot. It was impressive to see the first-team offense drive right down the field on the opening drive for a score."

As expected, quarterbacks Darian Durant and C.J. Stephens both alternated with the first-team offense.

"I was pleased with both quarterbacks," Bunting said. "Darian led the team on the first drive, but C.J. was impressive also."

Defensive tackle Chase Page, who has been held out of practice for several days with a groin strain, did not scrimmage. In the scrimmage, linebacker Doug Justice sprained his right ankle, safety DeFonte Coleman sprained his right knee and Paul Roberts suffered a contusion to his left leg.

Carolina opens the 2002 season against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, August 31 at 1:30 p.m.


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