Spring football is coming to a close for the Golden Flashes.This past Saturday, the team held its inter-squad Jersey Scrimmage in Dix Stadium,pitting offense versus defense to determine which side would earn the right to wear the coveted blue jerseys.
The following system explains how scoring was recorded for each side, according to kentstatesports.com
Each drive will consist of six plays. If the offense has a drive sustained on its first possession, it will be a allowed to continue the drive beyond six plays to its conclusion. If the offense is stopped in the first three plays, the drive will stop at the end of the six plays, regardless of where the ball is.
- 1 point for forcing a punt
- 3,7 points for a fumble recovered or interception (field position determines points: -50 is 7 points, +50 is 3 points)
- 12 points for interception or fumble returned for a touchdown
- 1 point for tackle behind the line of scrimmage
- 2 points for a sack
- 3 points for blocking a field goal
- 1 point for blocking an extra point
- 2 points for an unsuccessful 2-point play
- 3 points for stopping 4th & 1 behind the 50
- 2 points for stopping 4th & 1 inside the 50
- 6 points for every touchdown
- 1 point for each first down gained
- 1 point for each play over 20 yards\
- 1 point for each extra point
- 3 points for each field goal
- 2 points for each 2-point play
The Golden Flashes offense won the Jersey Scrimmage 39-26 helped in part by a late touchdown pass from Colin Reardon to Josh Boyle. While the score indicates an offensive win, as an observer, I found the defense to be dominant for the majority of the day. Two early interceptions, the first by sophomore safety Nate Holley, and second, by redshirt freshman safety Jake McVay set the tone for the Golden Flashes defense.
Running lanes closed quickly due to a strong starting defensive line, composed of Terrence Waugh, Chris Fairchild, Nate Terhune, and Richard Gray, and a group of linebackers, led by DeVante’ Strickland and Matt Dellinger.
Defensive linemen Terrence Waugh and Nate Terhune seemed to be chasing down quarterbacks Colin Reardon and Nathan Strock throughout the entirety of the scrimmage.
Although the score indicates a different outcome, I saw more from the defense than I did offensively. This isn’t unusual though, as the the offense typically takes until fall camp to hit its stride and get up to speed with the flow of the game. I expect both sides to greatly improve during fall camp.
The freshmen from last year are no longer inexperienced, and new to the college game. Expect to see some members of last year’s class shine in the Annual Spring Game. My eyes will be on defensive end Terrence Waugh, safety Elcee Refuge, and offensive guard Wayne Scott.
The Jersey Scrimmage marked the last true test of the spring campaign leading into the Annual Spring Game, to be held April 26, in Dix Stadium. Come out to support the Golden Flashes and get a sneak preview of the 2014 Kent State football team.