The Penguins stage their first major fall scrimmage campaign



The Youngstown State football team staged their first big scrimmage of the fall on a picture-perfect Saturday morning at Stambaugh Stadium. The Guins trained for nearly two hours and played 120 plays during training.

YSU is three weeks away from the season opener against Duquesne on Sept. 3 at Stambaugh Stadium.

After two sets of threes and threes to start the day, the offense was on the right track with a quick four-game practice. On the first down, substitute quarterback Mitch Davidson hit Max Tomczak on a 60-yard gain to the 20-yard line. On the third-and-10 of the 20, Davidson found Tomczak in the back corner of the end zone for a score.

On the next drive, the offense covered 75 yards in 11 plays. Practice started with an 11-yard pass from the starting QB Demeatric Crenshaw at Brice-Olivier. The rest of the yardage on the drive came via the tailback legs Dr Rushton. Rushton had seven runs over the next nine plays and capped the walk with a one-yard run to fourth base.
After the next practice blocked at the 34-yard line, book placekicker Medvec clay came in to kick a field goal from 52 yards.

After allowing runs on three consecutive possessions, the defense settled in and didn’t allow another run until late in the scrum. In the final part of practice, QB Max White found Jaylon Baylor who ran into the end zone on a 75-yard throw.

A possession ended with a Sir Jerome Treadwell interception and subsequent 30-yard return. In the exercise of the red zone, Jarin Davis picked up an assist to first base for the offense.

Rushton led all rushers with 67 yards on eight carries while Randy Smith, Caleb Mitchell and willie edmonds saw the bulk of the races. All-American Pre-Season Jaleel McLaughlin did not participate in the scrum allowing other fullbacks to get work. Smith caught three passes for 35 yards out of the backfield. A total of 13 different players caught at least one pass.

The Penguins open the 2022 season on September 3 when they host Duquesne at Stambaugh Stadium. Penguin Club tickets and memberships are available by contacting the Athletic Box Office at (330) 941-1978.

For updates on the YSU Football program, follow the Guins on Twitter @ysufootball


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