The Blue team beat the Gold team 10-7 in Saturday’s Blue & Gold Game at Farrington Field.
“Overall, I was happy with how we played and competed,” head coach Joe Prud’homme said.
The game allowed the coaches to get a better understanding of the players’ abilities, Prud’homme said.
“It definitely will have an impact on the depth chart and helped us evaluate our players,” he said.
The team is assigned workouts over the summer before they return to campus for the 2018 season, he said.
“There are workouts that need to be completed in order for us to get where we want to be next year,” he said.
There were several players that impressed Prud’homme, he said.
“Chiijioke Iwuagwu, Colby Moffett, Erik Richards, Cole Maxwell, Kendrick Anderson and Jermarcus Jones all had strong games,” he said.
The crowd of around 150 people saw the Rams scrimmage for two quarters and then play two regulation quarters. Richards threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Maxwell for the Blue team for the first score, according to ramsports.net. Bryce Nye kicked the extra point. Nye kicked a 27-yard field goal for the next score to put the Blue team up 10-0. The Gold team’s only touchdown was a 55-yard pass from Avery Childs to Rodney Cooper, which was set up by a Diamond Williams interception.
Incoming freshman Tanner Polley said he will continue to power lift and run over the summer.
“Also, I will be adding the Wesleyan workout routine to ensure that I am prepared for the start of football practice,” he said.
Polley said the game was a great experience.
“I got the opportunity to meet my future teammates and it made me want to suit up and play in the game,” he said. “I am ready for the next season to start.”
Polley said he is most looking forward to meeting the players and coaches.
“I have an awesome opportunity to play college football ahead of me,” Polley said, “and I am looking to make the most of it.”
Linebacker Vincent Stephenson said he thought the team played very well.
“Offense has been working on an up-tempo and no-huddle style,” he said. “It was good to see everyone still on the same page. On defense I think we look good playing as a lot more of a single unit than last fall.”
Some of the players will be staying on campus during the summer to work out together, Stephenson said.
“I have to go back home to Kansas City,” Stephenson said. “I’ll work out with a strength and agility trainer.”
The players will also be watching film of Texas A&M Kingsville to prepare for the first game of the 2018 season, which is Sept. 8 in Kingsville.
“Fall camp and moving in for all returners and incoming freshman starts about the first week of August,” Stephenson said.