Trevor Wright, Henrique Ribeiro Shine in UTC Scrimmage

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Junior quarterback Jacob Huesman opened Friday’s scrimmage with a 13-yard touchdown pass to senior end Faysal Shafaat and kicker Henrique Ribeiro ended the 83-play scrimmage on a hgh note with a 56-yard field goal.

In between, true freshman Trevor Wright returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown.

“Trevor is going to play this season and he had a good camp for us,” said UTC head football coach Russ Huesman.

Also on defense, redshirt freshman Taylor Reynolds had a quarterback sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, while Davis Tull, Josh Freeman and Daniel Ring also had QB sacks.

Twelve different playew caught at least one pass led by Shafaat with two catches for 28 yards and the one score and Wil Young with a pair of catches for 31 yards.

Huesman led all rushers with 48 yards on five carries, while fellow QB Tyler Roberson gained 32 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns.

Saturday’s Practice: The Mocs return to Scrappy Moore Field for a 2:45 p.m. practice, the last in pre-season camp … The Mocs have the team photo Sunday and fall classes start Monday.

83 plays

Passing
Jacob Huesman – 8/10 – 72 yards – 2TDs
Alejandro Bennifield – 8/10 – 78 yards
Tyler Roberson – 2/9 – 16 yards – INT
Xavier Johnson – 1-1 – 7 yards

Rushing
Jacob Huesman – 5-48
Tyler Roberson – 11-32 – 2TDs
Derrick Craine – 10-31
Richardre Bagley – 6-29
Marquis Green – 3-18 – TD
Alejandro Bennifield – 3-(-2)
Keon Williams – 1-4
DeJuan McQuarters – 1-2
Shaqualm McCoy – 2-6

Receiving
Wil Young – 2-31
Faysal Shafaat – 2-28 – TD
Bailey Lenoir – 1-21
Kevin Niethammer – 2-20
C.J. Board – 2-20
Tommy Hudson – 2-16
Penny Smith – 1-12
DeJuan McQuarters – 2-8
Malcolm Colvin – 1-8 – TD
Bingo Morton – 1-7
Marquis Green – 2-5
Derrick Craine – 1-(-3)

Defense
PBU – Whit Shelton
QBH –
Keionta Davis, D.J. Prather
Sack –
Josh Freeman, Taylor Reynolds, Daniel Ring, Davis Tull
TFL –
Taylor Reynolds (1.5), Tavon Lawson, Trevor Wright (0.5)
INT –
Trevor Wright (56-yard pick-6)


Lee Signs Glenn And Spurling To Fly Fishing Team

Lee University signed Noland Glenn and Cassie Spurling to its fly fishing team. Family, friends, fellow team members, and mentors gathered in the Walker Arena in support of the newest additions to the Lee University Anglers.  “We are excited about Noland and Cassie joining our team,” said Dr. Guy DeLoach, Lee Anglers coach and associate professor of business. “They will ... (click for more)

Gilliland Low Pro At Council Fire

Hunt Gilliland shot 74 Monday and took low-pro honors at the Chattanooga Chapter TN PGA Pro-Am Results at tCouncil Fire. Individual Results: Low Professional: 1st: (74) Hunt Gilliland                               T2nd: (75) Tad Holley & Brandon Arnold  Professional Skins: Nathan ... (click for more)

State Says "Beef" Between 2 Bloods Gangs Started Over A Female And Led Eventually To Shootings At College Hill Courts

The state presented testimony on Monday about a feud between two Bloods gangs that allegedly eventually led to a 16-year-old shooting up a unit at College Hill Courts - killing one woman, injuring another, leaving a child paralyzed and injuring a member of the other Bloods gang. A city police gang expert said the bitter rift between the Athens Park Bloods based on the Southside ... (click for more)

Walker County To Raise Water, Sewer Rates To Improve Aging Infrastructure

 The board of directors for the Walker County Water & Sewerage Authority (WCWSA) has granted approval for the utility to move forward with a base rate increase to address aging infrastructure concerns.   Starting this summer, WCWSA will begin replacing older galvanized pipe. These older water mains will be upgraded from two-inch galvanized pipe to six-inch high-pressure ... (click for more)

Slaxxon Regret - And Response

Back in the seventies my three oldest brothers had a buddy named Steve Slack. “Slack” was a star soccer player at Baylor and he grew up on Lookout Mountain, which is where I grew up. He and Jimmy, Henry and Bill went to the University of Virginia where they were roommates in an old, beat up house that was painted pink. Naturally, the place became known as the “Pink Palace” but lest ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oh Yes, I Loved West

One of my most beloved friends died early Saturday morning at the age of 67. Then again, West Oehmig’s only brother – King – died a couple of years ago at 63 so it wasn’t by happenstance I remembered Abraham Lincoln’s famous line: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” Here are two brothers who lived larger than any other pair I can ... (click for more)