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After watching his team conclude its spring drills with a scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Braly Stadium, University of North Alabama head football coach Bobby Wallace said he was pleased with what the Lions have accomplished.
With several offensive linemen out with injuries, the Lions were forced to alternate between seven-on-seven passing drills and full-speed scrimmage plays. Wallace still felt the team improved during spring training, despite being short handed on the offensive line.
“I think we had a great spring practice,” Wallace said. “We learned a lot as a team about how to be a team. The attitude of the players was fabulous”
Junior quarterback Chris Alexander took the majority of the offensive snaps at quarterback with back-up Kyle Crabtree getting several reps as well. Bryce Curtis, Will Lang, and Sloan Dickerson also saw action at quarterback.
Freshman running back Lamonte Thompson had several big runs on the day, including a 40-yard run on the third play of the full-team scrimmage. He scored two plays later.
Wide receiver Brian Sutherland had several big catches for the offense in both the 7-on-7 drills as well as the full-team scrimmage.
Defensively, the Lions were led by safety Nick Williams, who had an interception along with several pass breakups on the day.
Practice ended with kickers Michael Schuster and William Pontius connecting on 60-yard field goals.
Courtesy UNA Media Relations