Georgetown Football Holds Second Scrimmage Before Season Opener

Aug. 25, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University football team held its second scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday, August 23, the final tuneup of the season as the Hoyas get ready for the 2008 season opener.

With classes set to begin on Wednesday, Head Coach Kevin Kelly and his coaching staff split the Blue and Gray into two squads for the scrimmage.

As has been the case throughout the summer and since preseason workouts began, a member of the Georgetown football team has taken the time to provide an update on the team's progress this season. This week, senior quarterback Brian Newman (New York, N.Y./Stuyvesant) lets fans know how the weekend scrimmage went.

"In our second and final scrimmage of football camp before our opener against Howard University on September 6, both the offense and the defense showed the ability to be explosive. The offense moved the ball well during the early drives, while the defense showed it ability to be dominant during third down situations.

"The scrimmage ended with a compete zone competition, in which the offense gets the ball in the red zone and the defense tries to keep the offense to at most a field goal. The defense won the competition 18 to 17, in a close contest that game down to the last play.

"The scrimmage was out last practice of football camp, and we will begin regular season practices and prep for Howard on Monday. Although we looked strong during the scrimmage, the team still has big strides to make to be game ready. We must continue to strive to be perfect on every play. We must continue to work to become the best conditioned and most disciplined team in the league.

"Our goals are lofty, but can be achieved through hard work and strong leadership. We will work hard and push each other to get better every day. Beat Howard!"

Georgetown will kick off the 2008 season on Saturday, September 6, visiting Howard in the first-ever meeting between the schools.



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