Each team earned points for different offensive and defensive accomplishments. The Blue Team received points for interceptions, forced fumbles, tackles for loss and failed third down conversions, for example. The offense earned their points of touchdowns, passing and rushing plays of a certain number of yards and field goals and extra points conversions.
Quarterback Zach Lewis began the game tossing an interception to freshman Steven Lester. The White Team began the drive at their 20 yard line before Lester snatched a wayward pass from the Eagle starting quarterback.
Lewis threw for 243 yards, tossed three touchdown passes and two interceptions. He split time with Kyle Cook and Boone Goldsmith.
"He (Lewis) took total command and control of the offense and the ballgame (following the interception to start the scrimmage," said coach Matt Ballard.
Running backs Desmond Cox, Greg Lewis and Cody Jackson each received carries during the scrimmage. Cox rushed for 94 yards including a 64-yard touchdown scamper as the game ended to give the White Team a commanding lead.
The Blue Team recorded five sacks and stopped the White Team on seven third downs conversion attempts. Lester and redshirt freshman J.D. Cecil each recorded a pick for the defense. The Eagle defense showed their ability to control the dynamic no-huddle offense of the White Team and dictated the tempo of the game.
Prestonsburg native John Gilliam is the Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator for the MSU football team.
"This has been an outstanding spring," said Ballard. "Our guys have worked incredibly hard and made a tremendous amount of progress. I was really pleased at how close the game was. It was a lot of interesting and great plays out there. Just a great night for the Eagles."