HAYS, Kan. – Last year, Chance Fuller went into the Fort Hays State spring scrimmage as the backup to three-year starter Jacob Mezera. Saturday, he went into the same scrimmage as the Tigers would be starter and he didn’t dissapoint. The sophomore-to-be connected with Harley Hazlett on two long passes setting up a one-yard touchdown strike on the No. 1 offenses first possession. Hazlett hauled in passes of 30 and 34 yards setting up the only touchdown of the day from the first unit.
Coach Chris Brown
QB Chance Fuller
Senior to be kicker Dante Brown made field goals of 28 and 40 yards. The 28-yarder capped a 65-yard scoring drive by the No. 2 offense. That possession was highlighted by a 32-yard completion from redshirt freshman Blake Sullivan to Collyn Kreutzer.
The 40-yarder was with the No. 1 offense and came after an offensive pass interference penalty on Harley Hazlett which took away a potential touchdown. Tight end Jacoby Williams had a 27-yard catch following the pentlty to move the Tigers in field goal range.
Junior college transfter Vashon Waiters, who is battling Sullivan for the backup quarterback spot, engineered a touchdown drive on the final possession of the day but also threw an interception which was returned for a touchdown by redshirt freshman Will White.
Sullivan hit Collyn Kreutzer on an 11-yard touchdown pass but was also picked off in the endzone by Isaiah Creal-Musgray who is returning from an injury that kept him out all of last season. Sullivan also threw an interception to Jordan Starks in the second half.
The Tigers open the 2019 season Thursday September 5th at Central Missouri. They host Missouri Western State in their home opener on September 12th.