Aug 16, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University football team will host a scrimmage to conclude its first week of two-a-day practices on Saturday, August 17, on Multi-Sport Field. The scrimmage begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.
The Hoyas return seven starters on offense and seven starters on defense from a team that finished 5-6 overall and 2-3 in the Patriot League. Highlighting the Hoyas defensive starters are preseason Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year Dustin Wharton, as well as preseason First Team All-Patriot League selection Sean Campbell. Wharton will look to become the first player in GU football history to compile 100 tackles in three consecutive seasons.
On offense, the Hoyas been strong through the first two weeks of camp with captain and quarterback Isaiah Kempf back under-center. Two-time All-Patriot League selection running back Nick Campanella and senior captain tight end Daniel Sprotte will help lead Georgetown's attack.
The Hoyas will move into its scrimmage format rotating the first team offense versus first team defense for 10 plays, followed by the second team offense versus the second team defense for 10 plays. The first series will have the offense starting from its own 25 yard line. After both units complete 10 plays, the offense will move to its own 40 and then to the defenses 40 yard line.
The first and second teams will then work on its two-minute drill before moving to the red zone for the compete zone portion of practice.
The offense and defense will each earn points for three series from both its first and second teams. The offense will score six points for a touchdown, one point for kicked extra points, two points for two-point conversions and three points for a field goal. The defense will earn one point for a blocked or missed extra point, seven points for a fourth down stop, blocked field goal or forced turnover.
Following Saturday, the Hoyas will have one more week of summer training camp before in-season practice and preparation for its season-opener at Wagner on Saturday, August 31 at 1 p.m.