As for what took place on the field, sophomore Jared Karstetter and fifth-year senior Collin Huemmer hauled in two catches each in the eight-completion first series.
In a second series of offense vs. defense, Tuel connected on a 35-yard bomb with junior wide receiver Daniel Blackledge.
"The kids are making plays, they've been efficient and they've done a pretty good job of taking care of the football and that's our number one goal," said offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy.
Tuel, a touted true freshman from Fresno, threw the ball fluidly and was able to adjust impressively to changing defensive alignments. He and fellow true freshman Gino Simone were on the same page throughout the day, connecting on multiple passes.
"Jeff's a great guy. He throws a great ball and he's going to be a great quarterback here I really believe that," said Simone, who was the No. 1-rated prep prospect in the state of Washington last season.
As the offense excelled in the first part of the morning's practice, the defense looked to step things up to another level for the second round of drills against the offense. They did just that by slowing down the rhythm of the quarterbacks with the wide receiver core.
"Today was a good practice, we started off a little bit slow but we finished well and had some good energy," said co-defensive coordinator Jody Sears.
The play of the morning belonged to 6-foot-3, 215 pound linebacker Josh Garrett, a second-year freshman walk on fromTacoma, who intercepted a Lopina pass intended for Karstetter. The whole defensive group erupted in celebration as Garrett snagged the ball after tipping it to himself several times.
"I think you have to be consistent with the way that you teach things and that includes celebrating big plays -- we're here to have fun and it's good to see the passion," said Sears.
The interception was the only negative for Lopina who looked impressive running the first team offense, and displayed accuracy and zip during passing drills.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Braulio Perez, brand new to CF.C, is a junior at Washington State. He is studying broadcast news at the Murrow College of Communication. He is a graduate of Inglemoor High in Kenmore, Wash.