Appalachian State University football wrapped up a grueling but productive fall camp with a two-hour practice on Monday afternoon at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Following a day off on Sunday, Appalachian State donned full pads for Monday’s workout. The practice was dedicated mainly to building on high points and correcting mistakes from Saturday’s 118-play intrasquad scrimmage.



The practice ended on a high note when co-offensive coordinator Dwayne Ledford got a second chance to field a Bentlee Critcher (South Daytona Beach Fla./Warner Christian Academy) punt in a continuation of Friday’s punt-catching showdown between the offensive and defensive lines.


The results of Friday’s contest were disputed because strength and conditioning coach Mike Sirignano appeared to trip up Ledford he attempted to catch a booming punt from Critcher. Following Sirignano’s alleged interference and Ledford’s subsequent miss, defensive line coach Mark Ivey hauled in a punt to give the defense a 3-2 victory and the right to watch the offense run sprints alone following Monday’s practice.


Standing alone at midfield on Monday, Ledford made a falling catch on another high boot from Critcher. The contest was officially declared a tie by head coach Scott Satterfield and the entire team was excused from post-practice conditioning.


Fall camp concluded after 20 practices in 18 days. The Mountaineers will not practice on Tuesday as their focus shifts to the classroom for Appalachian State’s first day of the academic year. The Apps return to the practice field on Wednesday, when installation of the gameplan for the Aug. 30 season opener at Michigan begins in earnest.