Defense Flexes Muscle in Scrimmage

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team held its second of two scheduled fall scrimmages Saturday at Homer Bryce Stadium. Saturday's contest was eerily similar to last Saturday's scrimmage as the defense held the offense in check. The SFA offense was held to only one touchdown prior to the late-game situations to close the workout.
"I'm very pleased with tonight's scrimmage," said head coach J.C. Harper. "Like I've said throughout camp our primary goal is to stay healthy, and to get better every time we take the field. I think everything went real smooth tonight. We've got two weeks to go before we open the season we just have to keep getting better."
The Lumberjack defense recorded four interceptions, and posted nine sacks on the night. Newcomers Ben Wells and David Cato, sophomore Jordan Aubrey and redshirt freshman Josh Hughey each recorded a pick on the night while 10 different 'Jacks were involved in a sack.
The defense held the offense scoreless for the first seven series. SFA didn't score a touchdown until Texas Tech transfer Garrett Riley found redshirt freshman Kris Lott from 22 yards out for the score.
Riley finished the night 7-of-11 for 75 yards and the score. Senior Jeremy Moses connected on his four attempts, and finished the night 19-for-28 for 141 yards, but was picked off twice. Redshirt freshman Brady Attaway completed 10-of-14 passes for 84 yards, but also threw two picks.
The Lumberjacks will not be on the practice field Sunday. The team will attend church services in the morning, and will spend the afternoon in meetings. The 'Jacks open the season Saturday, Sept. 4, at Texas A&M. The game against the Aggies is slated to begin at 6 p.m. from Kyle Field.