BIRMINGHAM, AL -
An impressive performance by the defense was the highlight of the Samford football team’s final spring scrimmage Saturday morning at Seibert Stadium.
The workout marked the second scrimmage of the spring for the Bulldogs. Samford head coach Pat Sullivan said he thought the defense performed well during the scrimmage.
“The defense probably had the best day, as far as scrimmages are concerned, that they’ve had,” Sullivan said. “We’ll look at the film later, but it was a good day by them.”
The defense had several big plays in the scrimmage. Brandon Wilkinson, Justin Minick, Calvin Ruff, Jared Holloway and Tonne Osaigbovo each had a sack for the defense.
All four quarterbacks saw action in the scrimmage. Carson Barnett completed 7-of-9 passes for 30 yards. Albert Mitchell was good on 7-of-11 passes for 68 yards, while Drew Pederson completed 3-of-4 passes for 33 yards and a touchdown. Michael Eubank completed 1-of-2 passes for 10 yards. Karel Hamilton also threw one pass for 30 yards.
“I’ve been pleased with all of our quarterbacks,” Sullivan said. “They’ve all had some good days and some bad days.”
Jeremiaha Gates led the running game, rushing seven times for 48 yards. Jake Wilks had eight rushes for 35 yards and a touchdown in the scrimmage. Denzel Williams rushed six times for 26 yards.
Kelvin Clay had four receptions for 32 yards to lead all receivers. Emmanuel Obajimi caught two passes for 19 yards, Devon Schmitt had two catches for 17 yards, and Gavin Sinclair caught two passes for 16 yards.
Sullivan added that he has been pleased with the way his team has worked so far this spring.
“We’ve had a good spring so far,” Sullivan said. “I’ve been pleased with the effort and attitude of our kids.”
Samford has just three workouts left in the spring. The team will next practice on Monday at 4 p.m. at Seibert Stadium.