SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008
Football wraps up preseason camp with a short scrimmage
After seeing three days of practice washed away due to the weather, the JU football team hit the practice field on Saturday morning to wrap up preseason camp.
At issue during Saturday’s scrimmage was the depth chart as the second and third string players battled for position on the travel squad for the season opener.
The scrimmage last a little over an hour and the one thing that was certainly decided was the Dolphins have depth at every position for the first time in quite awhile.
“Today was very productive for our younger guys to get some reps so we can do our evaluations of who can best help this team win games,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “We wanted them to get comfortable in game situations and we saw a lot of guys step up today.”
Preseason camp has seen the Dolphins make large improvements throughout, but there is still work to do.
“I feel like we made big strides in the practices between the first and second scrimmages,” said JU offensive tackle Michael Aguilar. “We’ve gotten better each week, but we still have some small things that we need to work on before the season starts.”
With fall camp complete, the Dolphins turn their focus to the season opener at Savannah State next Saturday at 7 p.m.
“I’m excited and every day it builds more and more,” said JU safety Jason Wood. “We’ve got seven days until we play Savannah State and we turn our focus to the season. This is what we signed up for, Saturdays. It’s going to be exciting to see what the team is going to be like.”