May 22, 2024


Exercise makes you strong

St. Thomas Aquinas’ defense stands tall in spring intrasquad football scrimmage

There was no official scoring in St. Thomas Aquinas’ spring soccer match, but if there experienced been the protection most likely would have won.

St. Thomas Aquinas held its annual scrimmage on Thursday evening at Brian Piccolo Stadium, with the “Blue” protection having on the “Gold” offense in front of a nutritious group. No factors ended up awarded, but it was the Raiders’ protection that stood tallest by offering up just one landing on the offense’s fifth possession.

Linebacker Jayvant Brown and safety Conrad Hussey assisted set the tone for Blue, nabbing interceptions on Gold’s second and 3rd belongings following forcing an opening-drive punt. The defense then held the offense to numerous turnovers on downs, punts, and field goals for considerably of the rest of the way.

“The protection played really clear,” St Thomas Aquinas mentor Roger Harriott said. “I assume they only experienced a person penalty. That is generally the signal of a quite very good workforce if the protection is rolling in the suitable path.”

The offense was not as outstanding, while the Raiders persistently adjusted staff at seemingly just about every situation in the course of. 5 different quarterbacks noticed time in the match — Aronson Tyler, Anthony Truiolo, Jake Balanovich, Mycah Johnson, and Andrew Indorf — but various of them dealt with extended snaps that spoiled belongings and contributed to Gold’s disjointed exhibit.

The lone landing came from working again Jordan Lyle, who rushed all around the left deal with and into the close zone from 2 yards out on the offense’s fifth possession.

“We desired to give [the players] an option to showcase their talent but also keep nutritious,” Harriott mentioned. “The younger men on JV, we were giving them a probability to contend with each and every other. They took some dwell reps and did an excellent position.”

Three different kickers, including Michael Kern, also built all of their field plans for the Raiders’ offense in the game that saw no a person decide up any important accidents.

“We are blessed. We had a healthful spring,” Harriott mentioned. “We are seeking ahead to the drop.”