Aug. 14, 2013. Appalachian State University football held its second two-a-day practices of fall campon Friday with a morning session at Kidd Brewer Stadium and an afternoon workout in the Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility.
With a grueling intrasquad scrimmage on tap for Saturday, Friday’s morning practice was conducted in full pads while the Mountaineers wore helmets and shorts and, for the first time since last Saturday, had no contact during the afternoon workout.
Like Thursday, Friday’s two-hour morning session featured 11-on-11 two-minute drills to wrap up the practice. The offense took the ball at the defense’s 47 yard line with 38 seconds left to play in Friday’s late-game simulation. Despite quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson (Atlanta, Ga./North Atlanta) converting a fourth-and-10 play with a 14-yard run, Chris Shaffer’s (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) sack three snaps later ended the first “game” in favor of the defense. On the final series, backup quarterbackKameron Bryant (Cary, N.C./Panther Creek) completed passes of 10 and eight yards to true freshmanDante Jones (Raleigh, N.C./Southeast Raleigh) and found Mo Gore (Boone, N.C./Watauga) for an eight-yard gain to set up a 46-yard game-winning field goal by Drew Stewart (Gastonia, N.C./North Gaston).
The afternoon workout was moved indoors due to heavy rain in the High Country and was dedicated almost entirely to special teams. The Mountaineers ran through every special-teams discipline during the hour-and-15-minute practice.
Saturday brings the first full-length intrasquad scrimmage of the season with well over 100 snaps expected. Saturday’s scrimmage is closed to the public but fans will have the opportunity to watch the Mountaineers scrimmage next Saturday as part of Fan Fest at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Details for Fan Fest, which begins at 5 p.m. on Aug. 17, are at appstatesports.com.
To read about prior ASU Football fall reports, click here.