HAYS, Kan. – The Fort Hays State football team wrapped up their first week of camp Saturday morning with the first of two scheduled scrimmages. The Tigers ran around 70 plays which did not include full tackling and nearly half of the plays were with the redshirts and younger players.
“We didn’t do a lot with the ones and twos. We’ve got to get these young guys ready to see if they can play or not,” Brown said. “I thought they made some great plays on both sides of the ball.”
“Even though we didn’t get a lot of plays with the ones and the twos, there’s still a chance to see who can play for us, who can’t, who needs more work.” Brown said.
Chris Brown Press Conference
Offensive Lineman Romello Burke
Safety Connor Shadeed
Backup quarterback Chance Fuller hit redshirt freshman Manny Ransey on a long pass setting up a seven-yard touchdown pass between the two for the offenses first score. Fuller later connected with redshirt-freshman Jmari Davis on a 50-yard touchdown strike.
Redshirt-freshman cornerback Keylon Kennedy picked off a pass and returned it 60-plus yards for a touchdown to highlight the defense.
Brown says a lack of depth on both the offensive and defensive line is a concern.
“I think we’ll be fine. We’ve just got a couple of guys that are banged up right now. We’re just holding them out to make sure they’re healthy game one.”
The Tigers continue with preseason camp Monday with their second and final scheduled scrimmage on Saturday. They open the season at home August 30th vs. Central Missouri.