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Fall Camp Report: Wednesday, Aug. 13 PDF Print
Written by Mike Flynn   
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 19:52

Wednesday began with a grueling practice and ended with a big surprise for Appalachian State University football. On Wednesday morning, Appalachian State held perhaps its most grueling practice of fall camp to date — a two-plus hour workout that closed with a 22-series intrasquad scrimmage.

 

 

Highlights from the scrimmage included:

 

First series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• offense picked up one first down before drive stalled.

 

Second series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• long passes from Taylor Lamb (Calhoun, Ga./Calhoun) to Shaedon Meadors (Duncan, S.C./Byrnes) and Michael Moll (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic) set up a two-yard touchdown run by Eric Davidson (Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford).

 

Third series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• a first-down sack by Kennan Gilchrist (Abbeville, S.C./Abbeville) and Brandon McGowan (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) set the tone for a three-and-out.

 

Fourth series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• pass breakups by McGowan and A.J. Howard (Hamilton, Ga./Howard County) helped the defense stop another drive after just one first down.

 

Fifth series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• offense converted a third down on a nice running throw and sliding catch from Lamb to Mykelti Armstrong (Gastonia, N.C./Forestview) and a fourth down when a big push from the offensive line helped Ricky Fergerson (Fuquay-Varina, N.C./Fuquay-Varina) pick up three tough yards.

• drive eventually stalled but offense picked up three points on 41-yard field goal by Zach Matics (Jacksonville, N.C./Southwest-Onslow).

 

Six series (first-and-10 from offense 1 yard line):

• offense moved out from the shadow of its own goalpost but a host of defenders stuffed Davidson on third-and-one from the 10.

 

Seventh series (first-and-10 from offense 1 yard line):

• offense picked up a first down when quarterback Kameron Bryant (Cary, N.C./Panther Creek) ran for a long gain off left tackle on third-and-short.

 

Eighth series (first-and-10 from offense 1 yard line):

• Nathaniel Norwood (Hampton, Ga./Lovejoy) and Toronto Thomas (Ellenwood, Ga./Air Force Prep) combined to stuff the ball-carrier in the end zone for a safety.

 

Ninth series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• defense picked up its second three-and-out of the morning.

 

10th series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• Montez McGuire (Beech Island, S.C./North Augusta) ran a crisp in route on a completion from Bryant which set up a 47-yard touchdown run by Fergerson.

 

11th series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• third three-and-out forced by App State defense.

 

12th series (first-and-10 from offense 35 yard line):

• offense picked up a first down on a third-down completion from Bryant to Armstrong but the drive fizzled out after that.

 

13th series (first-and-10 from defense 35 yard line):

• offense moved to the one yard line in just two plays — a 16-yard completion from Bryant to tight end Barrett Burns (Woodstock, Ga./Etowah) on a perfectly executed back-shoulder pass and an 18-yard pass from Bryant to McGuire.

• however, the defense stopped the offense on first and second down from the one yard line before Gilchrist broke through for a sack on third down to keep the offense out of the end zone.

 

14th series (first-and-10 from defense 35 yard line):

• Thomas Bronson (Brooksville, Fla./Hernando) and Okon Godwin (Covington, Ga./Alcovy) both recorded sacks before Alex Gray (Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge) picked off a pass at the goal line and returned it more than 50 yards before finally being chased down by Tacoi Sumler (Miami, Fla./Christopher Columbus).

 

15th series (first-and-10 from defense 18 yard line):

• Bryant connected with Isaiah Lewis (Simpsonville, S.C./Hillcrest) for a first-down pass on fourth-and-one but the offense turned it over inside the 10 yard line when Deuce Robinson (Blythewood, S.C./Blythewood) forced and recovered a fumble by Davidson.

 

16th series (first-and-10 from defense 18 yard line):

• offense picked up a first down on a 12-yard pass from Lamb to Sumler but Lamb was tagged down at the one yard line on a fourth-and-goal scamper from the five.

 

17th series (first-and-10 from defense 9 yard line):

• Robinson and Ronald Blair (Greensboro, Ga./Greene County) combined to keep the offense out of the end zone with a sack on third-and-goal from the three yard line.

 

18th series (first-and-10 from defense 9 yard line):

• Logan Hallock (Ferguson, N.C./West Wilkes) found Sumler for a two-yard touchdown pass on third-and-goal.

 

19th series (first-and-10 from defense 1 yard line):

• McGuire made the best catch of the scrimmage when he got a foot down in the corner of the end zone on a well-thrown fade pass from Bryant.

 

20th series (first-and-10 from defense 1 yard line):

• Jalin Moore (Shelby, N.C./Crest) dived in from a yard out for a touchdown.

 

21st series (two-minute drill — offense with first-and-10 on 42 yard line, :42 seconds to go, trailing 35-30 with no timeouts):

• four plays after the offense began the drive with a 14-yard pass from Bryant to Malachi Jones (Roswell, Ga./Central Gwinnett), Bryant found Jones streaking down the left sideline for a 30-yard touchdown strike as time expired.

 

22nd series (two-minute drill — offense with first-and-10 on 42 yard line, :42 seconds to go, trailing 35-30 with no timeouts):

• a sack by Teh’Ron Fuller (Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers) proved to be the big play when the offense’s drive stalled at the 17 yard line.

 

The morning session was supposed to be the first of two for the Mountaineers on Wednesday. However, in a team meeting prior to the second scheduled practice of the day, head coach Scott Satterfield surprised the squad by telling them that instead of practicing, they would be going to watch Guardians of the Galaxy as a team at the Boone Regal Cinema. In reaction to the news, the team erupted in cheers and several players lifted Satterfield on their shoulders as the whole group chanted his name.

 

Appalachian State is scheduled to practice once on Thursday at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Practices are closed to the general public but check appstatesports.com for a full recap and video report from Thursday’s workout.

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Scott Satterfield, App State Athletics

  
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