JACKSONVILLE, AL -
John Grass' first spring practice as Jacksonville State head football coach wrapped up with the annual J-Day Spring Game on Saturday.
Sophomore quarterback Eli Jenkins passed for 117 yards and two touchdowns to lead the White squad to a 21-6 win over the Red at Burgess-Snow Field. Jenkins tossed a 35-yard touchdown to Anthony Johnson on the White team's first offensive play and connected with Miles Jones on an 11-yard screen pass for another TD early in the second quarter.
Jones also added a 3-yard touchdown run for the White. Connor Rouleau, a redshirt freshman from Suwanee, Ga., who is vying to replace All-American Griffin Thomas (who finished his career as the school and Ohio Valley Conference's record holder for field goals in a season) as the Gamecocks' placekicker, contributed field goals of 26 and 25 yards for the Red team.
"I thought the effort was good," Grass said. "We didn't get anybody hurt, so that was good.
"The negative, I thought, was turnovers (five interceptions, four by Red quarterback). Interceptions have been kind of an Achilles heel for us. We've just got to correct that and take care of the football.