Red Team Dominates South Alabama’s Spring Football Game
South Alabama held their spring football game on Saturday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Brandon Bridge threw for 114 yards and a touchdown while Xavier Johnson rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown as the Red team defeated the Blue team 38-0.
Bridge completed 7-of-10 with three completions going for 25 yards or more including a 31 yard touchdown pass to Jereme Jones less than three minutes into the game.
ON the next drive, Bridge found Terrance Timmons in the right flat for a 35 yard gain to the Blue one-yard line. Johnson would score on the next play.
Johnson reeled off a 28 yard run on the teams second possession of the game.
Trey Fetner hit Timmons for a 19-yard gain to set up Kendall Houston’s four-yard touchdown. Houston rushed for 41 yards on six attempts as the Red team held a 241-3 yard rushing advantage and outgained the Blue team 405-77 overall.
Timmons led the Red team with four catches for 59 yards while Marvin Shinn caught four passes for 35 yards.
The Red defense was led by Maleki Harris with seven tackles. Jerome McClain added three himself and Roman Buchanan and Jesse Kelley both had two each. Jaylan Daniels had five tackles with three sacks on the day.
Berren Tyson rushed for 69 yards on seven carries. Brett Sheehan completed 5-of-11 passes for 58 yards to lead the blue team. David Kelley had three catches for 35 yards to lead the Blue teams. T’Quan Robinson had a game-high seven tackles for blue with Antonio London and Terrance Slaughter each adding five tackles. Raymone Wiggins came away with the only takeaway of the day for either team when an interception in the end zone to end the Red teams’ first possession of the second half.
“I think we achieved what we wanted to today,” said head coach Joey Jones. “We got a bunch of people in the game, after the first half we took a lot of guys out, even after the first quarter some of the starters were out. Our goal was to get everybody on the field and get a lot of reps to evaluate them, and I think we did that today.”
“I thought Brandon threw the ball real well, he had a couple of touchdowns that were dropped,” Jones continued. “Xavier ran the football really well, he has shown up this spring. And it looked like Desmond LaVelle made a lot of tackles.”
The spring game was not the final practice for the Jaguar football team, They have one week of practice left during the spring season. They will have three sessions this week culminating with a final scrimmage on Saturday at the Jaguar Practice Facility on campus.
“We want to work on some of our opponents for next year, and there are two areas we need to work on a little bit more: goal-line, short-yardage situations and no-huddle, fast-tempo stuff on offense and defense,” coach Jones said of the upcoming week. “We want to get those guys working against each other at least two more practices.”