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Saints Final Scrimmage

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Let's start off on the gridiron where the Carroll College Fighting saints wrapped up spring practice this afternoon with their final scrimmage over at Nelson Stadium.

Head Coach Mike Van Diest and his staff had 90 players on hand looking to move up the depth chart before next fall.

Head Coach Mike Van Diest gave us his take on today's scrimmage: “I thought leadership really stepped up, that's what I'm most impressed with. In the secondary we lost some great players in Mike Siegersma and Matt Upham but James Dowgin and Matt Wymore stepped up in that role even though they're just going to be juniors. Up front we've got a great group of guys and I think when you come out of spring football you wants see the excitement, the enthusiasm that you saw today and leadership is probably the big thing with me right now.

J.T. Linder, one of the Saints Quarterbacks, says, “Yeah it went great offensively, we did some things that we haven't been able to do all spring, the defense has been beating us up quite a bit so it's pretty exciting to come out and score on the first 3 drives, with Mac doing well and obviously we did well as a group, I thought offensively so.”

Mac Roche, another Saints Quarterback, says, “I thought the offense we had a lot to prove coming out cause the last scrimmage the defense kinda took it to us, we came in with the mindset that we need to score touchdowns, luckily we did, we out up 5 TD's today, I was really proud of the way the offense played today.”

The saints open the 2014 season on September 6th at southern Oregon.

Story by Al Marks, Beartooth NBC.
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