Spring Practice Recap: Infantry Tops Armor

Angel Santiago scored the scrimmage-winning two-point conversion.

Angel Santiago scored the scrimmage-winning two-point conversion.

March 2, 2013

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army conducted its 10th spring practice on Saturday morning, utilizing most of the session to conduct an 11-on-11 scrimmage. The Black Knights will be back on the field Sunday for a special teams workout.

SATURDAY’S NOTABLES

  • Following a warm up and circuit of drills the Black Knights went into the scrimmage part of practice. The team was divided into two squads – Infantry and Armor -- with just one offense and defense participating at a time. The scrimmage consisted of 10-minute quarters.
  • Infantry scored a 15-14 victory.
  • A.J. Schurr scored a touchdown with 37 seconds left. Angel Santiago replaced him after he was shaken up and scored the game-winning two-point conversion.
  • The Infantry defense stopped Armor on fourth down to end the scrimmage.
  • Kelvin White sat out the 11-on-11 for the fourth straight practice. White was injured while being sacked during last week’s scrimmage. He did participate in throwing drills, including the offense vs. defense skeleton period.
  • Geoffery Bacon showed his range at free safety by breaking up the first play of the first offense. Schurr tried to connect with Chevaughn Lawrence on a deep route, but Bacon timed his arrival perfectly, dislodging the ball and knocking the wind out of Lawrence. He did return later in the scrimmage.
  • Colby Miller made a strong play, tackling Schurr just as he pulled out from under center.
  • The Army defenses forced three punts and recovered a fumble on the first four possessions.
  • Terry Baggett broke off several impressive runs and scored the first touchdown of the scrimmage, putting Infantry on top.
  • Justin Newman made a sliding touchdown catch on a pass from Santiago to put Armor on top 14-7.
  • Tyler McLees made several plays for the Armor defense, including stopping Schurr on a fourth down play.
  • Bobby Kough was also strong for the Armor defense, making several plays in the backfield.


SATURDAY’S QUOTEABLES
Special Teams Coach Luke Thompson
(Ref.: the kicking game this spring)
“It’s been good. We are working hard on techniques and fundamentals. We’re trying to replace guys like Chris Boldt, Eric Osteen and Frank Ceva who played a major role for us last year. We have some younger guys at those spots that are working hard to pick up that slack.”

(Ref.: the amount of time spent practicing special teams)
“We are getting in some good fundamental work. The Sunday special teams practices have been great. It gives us lots of times to work on all the components in each phase of the kicking game.”

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