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Navy Conducts First Scrimmage Of The Fall

William Tuider

Aug. 10, 2013

Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo put his team through a 95-play scrimmage on Saturday morning in the annual Blue & Gold Scrimmage at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

“I thought the defense got the better of the offense today,” said Niumatalolo. “There were good and bad things on both sides of the ball and we still have a lot of work to do to get ready for Indiana. The good thing is we still have four weeks to get better.”

The most impressive players of the scrimmage were sophomore fullback Chris Swain and freshman outside linebacker William Tuider.

Swain rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown on just four carries and had a 45-yard touchdown run called back.

Swain’s 41-yard touchdown run showed his impressive speed as he just ran by several defenders that had an angle on him and his 45-yard touchdown run that was called back because of a holding call on Tanner Fleming showed his power as he ran through a defender at the line of scrimmage and broke several other tackles en route to the end zone.

“Chris Swain has a chance to be the best fullback we’ve ever had here,” said Niumatalolo. “He still has some things to work on, but he is impressive running the football.”

Tuider recorded five tackles, three tackles for a loss and a sack in the scrimmage and consistently caused problems for the Navy offense.

“Tuider looked like a starter out there today,” said Navy defensive coordinator Buddy Green. “We still have four weeks until that first game so a lot can happen, but he was certainly impressive.”

Sophomore Keenan Reynolds had a solid day at quarterback completing 13-15 passes for 141 yards, while rushing for 25 yards on 10 carries. He did take a costly sack that cost the offense a field goal.

“I would say Keenan was 50-50 today,” said Navy offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ivin Jasper. “He did some good things and there are some other things we still need to work on.”

Sophomore slot back DeBrandon Sanders had a solid day with 35 yards rushing on five carries, while big freshman fullback Shawn White carried the ball eight times for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Sophomore slot back Ed Royds caught a 50-yard pass from Kody Akers, while junior slot back Geoffrey Whiteside had three catches for 48 yards and senior wide receiver Matt Aiken had two catches for 24 yards.

Sophomore safety Edward Robinson was the leading tackler on the day with eight tackles, while junior linebacker Maika Polamalu was impressive with seven tackles. Sophomore defensive end Sean Reaver had six tackles and a ½ tackles for a loss, while senior defensive end Paul Quessenberry had five tackles, two tackles for a loss and a sack. Junior outside linebacker Chris Johnson, who missed all of last year with a torn ACL, recorded five tackles and a tackle for a loss.

The offense ran 95 plays for 492 yards (5.2 yards per play). The defense recorded 10 tackles for a loss, three sacks and a fumble recovery (Shakir Robinson recovered it).


Chris Swain: 4-43 (1 TD), 41 yard TD run. Had a 45-yard TD run called back
DeBrandon Sanders: 5-35
Shawn White: 8-29 (1 TD), 3 yard TD run
John Hendrick: 14-28
Keenan Reynolds: 10-25
Calvin Cass Jr.: 4-18
Kody Akers: 6-15 (1 TD), 5 yard TD run
Quentin Singleton: 4-14
Toneo Gulley: 2-10
Noah Copeland: 2-9
Tago Smith: 2-9
Colin Osborne: 1-5
Ed Royds: 1-5
William Huntsman: 1-5
Reuben Carson: 2-5
Geoffrey Whiteside: 2-3
Darius Staten: 2-1
Total Rushing: 70-259 (3.7 yards per carry)

Keenan Reynolds: 13-15, 141 yards
John Hendrick: 5-8, 42 yards
Kody Akers: 1-2, 50 yards
Total Passing: 19-25 for 233 yards (9.3 yards per attempt)

Ed Royds: 1-50
Geoffrey Whiteside: 3-48
Matt Aiken: 2-24
Tago Smith: 2-18
Shawn Lynch: 1-18
Brendan Dudeck: 2-13
Casey Bolena: 1-13
Marcus Thomas: 1-12
Hayden Maples: 1-11
Noah Copeland: 1-9
Calvin Cass Jr.: 1-8
Colin Osborne: 2-7
Chris Swain: 1-2
Total Receiving: 19-233 (12.2 per catch)

Edward Robinson: 8 tackles
Maika Polamalu 7 tackles
Sean Reaver: 6 tackles, 1/2 TFL
William Tuider: 5 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack
Paul Quessenberry: 5 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack
Chris Johnson: 5 tackles, 1 TFL
Don Pearson: 4 tackles
James Britton: 3 tackles
Parrish Gaines: 3 tackles
Quincy Adams: 3 tackles, 1 PBU
Shelley White: 3 tackles
Kwazel Bertrand: 3 tackles
Shakir Robinson: 3 tackles, 1 FR
Obi Uzoma: 3 tackles
Anthony Lewis: 3 tackles
Cody Peterson: 3 tackles
Tyler Goble: 3 tackles
D.J. Sargenti: 2 tackles, TFL
A.K. Akpunku: 2 tackles
Brendon Clements: 2 tackles
Wave Ryder: 2 tackles
Tyler Lehrke: 2 tackles
Kikau Pescai: 2 tackles
Marcus Mack: 2 tackles
Michael Huf: 2 tackles
Travis Bridges: 2 tackles, 1/2 TFL
Nick McCrory: 2 tackles
Zach Hester: 2 tackles
Will Anthony: 2 tackles
David Gordeuk: 2 tackles, TFL
Peter Igras: 2 tackles
Aaron Davis: 1 tackle, TFL, Sack
Lonnie Richardson: 1 tackle
Mike Markovsky: 1 tackle
Chris Ferguson: 1 tackle
Nick Martinez: 1 tackle
George Jamison: 1 tackle
Joe Worth: 1 tackle
Evan Palelei: 1 tackle
Bernard Sarra: 1 tackle
Vin Rider: 1 tackle



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