Florence Native Shines in UNA Spring Game

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FLORENCE, Ala. (roarlions.com) -  Blake Hawkins rushed for one touchdown and passed for another in the first half and Tyler Grigsby threw for two second half scores to lead the White to a 28-7 win over Purple in the 2016 University of North Alabama Purple-White Spring Football Game.

"We had good competition and the crowd was great, so UNA was the big winner today," said UNA head coach Bobby Wallace, who watched his Lions play in front of a crowd of over 3,100 at Braly Stadium. "It was a lot of fun for our guys to play in front of such a good crowd, which I think was a record for our spring game.

"On the field it was spotty to say the least. We only had 11 offensive linemen dressed out, so that made it difficult for the offenses. But overall I was pleased with the whole day and with the entire spring."

Hawkins, a redshirt freshman from Florence, registered the first score of the game on a one-yard dive with 7:14 left in the second quarter, then hit Dajzon Dukes with a 24-yard touchdown pass with 19 seconds left in the half to make it 14-0 at intermission.

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