PHOTO ESSAY: Scrimmage 2

PULLMAN -- The Cougar defense owned the red zone and the scoreboard the first full scrimmage of the spring but Charles Harris and his offensive teammates shined on a few occasions of their own. Spring ball 2006, as told from the CF.C photo lens in this exclusive 19-shot photo essay.

DeMaundray Woolridge found room to roam on this play, sprinting downfield with Mkristo Bruce and Matt Mullennix in pursuit. The Cougar offense accounted for 311 total yards, 212 through the passing game and 99 on the ground but was able find the end zone only once as the defense stopped their offensive counterparts three-of-four times in the red zone.

Alex Brink looks for an open receiver down field as DeMaundray Woolridge sprints by.

Walk on Romeen Abdollmohammadi kicks a field goal in practice Saturday at Martin Stadium. Abdollmohammadi was perfect on the day while starter Loren Langley's early spring struggles continued.

Tight end Tony Thompson is taken down by the defense inches away from the end zone.

Running back Dwight Tardy, who has drawn praise from coach Bill Doba for the way he attacks the hole, had three carries for 11 yards on the day.

Gary Rogers marched the second unit up and down the field varying passing and running plays with good success Saturday. "Gary Rogers had a great scrimmage, so did Brink, but I thought Gary did a really nice job," coach Bill Doba said.

The offensive line created a nice hole on this play but before DeMaundray Woolridge could get to it, Mkristo Bruce closed from the edge to take down the sophomore running back.

Defensive end Paul Stevens closes in on quarterback Cole Morgan. The former Ballard High star's pass completion to Andy Largent was nullified by a flag was thrown on the offense. Stevens had a sack later in the day, while Morgan completed 5 of 9 passes for 32 yards with three of his passes going for drops.

Arkelon Hall was 2-2 for 30 yards on the day. He had the Cougars' lone touchdown pass, a 2-yard flip to Jed Collins.

Spokane's Andy Roof is a contender for one of two open spots on the offensive line. Roof and Josh Duin are both seeing increased time up front with a number of injuries hitting the offensive line hard in the spring's early going. Kenny Alfred (hand fracture) and Dan Rowlands (shoulder) could return as soon as this week while word on Colin Donovan and walk on Kevin Freeberg, both out with fractured hands, is expected later this week.

Kevin McCall takes the handoff from Gary Rogers. The junior running back had five carries for 13 yards Saturday.

DeMaundray Woolridge (5-8.5, 223) bulled his way for 35 yards on nine carries Saturday.

Charles Harris goes head to head with Mkristo Bruce Saturday to give Alex Brink time to find a receiver. Bruce, Husain Abdullah (2), Matt Mullennix (2) and Paul Stevens all had sacks in the scrimmage.

DeMaundray Woolridge gets close, but is forced out of bounds before reaching the end zone during the spring's first full scrimmage.

Gary Rogers looks downfield for an open receiver during Saturdays scrimmage at Martin Stadium. Rogers, one of four quarterbacks to see action on the day, was 8 for 16 for 83 yards on the day.

Alex Brink scrambles up the field with linebacker Scott Davis in hot pursuit.

Tony Thompson has enjoyed a solid spring, both at the tight end spot with Cody Boyd and Jesse Taylor out injured and as one of the leading candidates to earn the long snapper job.

Walk on running back Isao Puailoa (5-7, 174) had a pair of carries Saturday, gaining six yards. Puailoa holds a number of all-time marks at Sandpoint High, including rushing yards in a season (2574), rushing TDs in a season (31) and season ypc (10.1). Cougar and former WSU grad assistant Jeremy Thielbar, held the top marks in all three categories before Puailoa's 2003 season.

Defensive coach Robb Akey gives Aaron Johnson some hands on instruction on slipping blockers after Saturday's scrimmage.

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