Aug. 16, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army football team concluded its fall camp with a scrimmage, Saturday afternoon at Michie Stadium.
The Black Knights concluded the two-week camp with a spiriting session in front of a few hundred fans that featured long scoring plays, touchdowns and turnovers.
Members of the football team had events Saturday and will join their classmates in cadet barracks over the weekend. Walk-on tryouts are scheduled for Monday, the first day of classes at West Point. The team will return to the practice field on Tuesday.
First-year head coach Jeff Monken matched up the first offense against the first defense, the second units opposite each other and the third teams as well.
No official scoring was kept but the defense earned points for forcing turnovers and punts.
Daniel Grochowski kicked off to open the session and Josh Jenkins returned the kick 20 yards. The first team offense, led by quarterback Angel Santiago, running backs Terry Baggett, Tony Giovannelli and Larry Dixon, wide out Xavier Moss, tight end Kelvin White and linemen Drew Hennessy, Stephen Shumaker, Matt Hugenberg, Lofi Tamasese and Todd McDonald marched 80 yards in 11 plays for the first score. Baggett rushed three times for 27 yards, Dixon gained 12 yards on five carries, Giovannelli had the big play with a 35-yard run. Santiago closed the drive with a one-yard scoring run and Grochowski kicked the PAT.
The first defense featured James Kelly, Joe Drummond, Richard Glover, Mike Ugenyi, Jeremy Timpf, Stephen Ricciardi, Chris Carnegie, Andrew King, Geoffery Bacon, Josh Jenkins and Luke Proulx. The unit forced a fourth-and-one from the goaline before Santiago found paydirt.
The second-team defense, comprised of Robert Kough, T.J. Atimalala, Ryan Alexander, John Voit, Tevin Long, Steven Johnson, Joey Giovannelli, Jared Rogers, Malcolm Hudson, Dalton Mendenhall and Dennis Washington forced a punt on the second possession of the scrimmage.
The second unit offense, with Chevaughn Lawrence, Bryce Holland, Adam Szott, Trenton Turrentine, Matt Giachinta, Colby Enegren, Brett Toth, Lofi Tamasese, Justin Newman and Addison Holstein and quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw went three-and-out before Alex Tardieu boomed a 50-yard punt that pinned the offense inside the two-yard line.
The third team offense showcased Kado Brown at quarterback with Deandre Bell, Nehemiah Brown, Rhyan England, Mike Houghton, Jaryn Villegas, Tim Shover, Joe Tustin and Corey Hobbs.
It took that unit two plays to score a touchdown as Bell and Brown hooked up for a 99-yard touchdown. Bell had at least 10 yards on his defender before going untouched for the long score.
The third team defense was made up of Brennan Richmond, Alex Aukerman, Seth Combs, Lamar Johnson-Harris, Jim Forgrave, Michael McFadden, Bayle Wolf, Marques Avery, Ammon Tuimaunei and Shawn Lemoto.
The first turnover of the scrimmage game happened when a hand-off was fumbled and Kelly recovered the loose ball.
The second came on the next series when Joey Giovannelli came out of the pile with the turnover inside the five-yard line.
McFadden recorded the first interception but the offense stalled and Ralph Freibert got off a 41-yard punt.
Fahn blocked a punt on the next series and then Forgrave recovered a fumble when Wolf delivered a big hit.
Later in the workout, Santiago scored on a seven-yard run and Chris Zook Jr. recorded an interception.
Brown closed the scoring with a 22-yard touchdown run and Blake Wilson kicked the PAT.
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
Members of the U.S. Military Academy Prep School football team were in attendance ... Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen was as well ... Army Hall of Famer Rollie Stichweh was among the crowd ... freshmen members of the football team marched in the Acceptance Day Parade Saturday, prior to the scrimmage.
Senior RB Terry Baggett
(ref.: on how the offense did at the scrimmage)
"I think we started out well. We started to get minor detail issues with unforced penalties and pre-snap penalties. We need to start working those things out. That's not how we perform. That's not how we play, we execute and play hard all the time. That is something that will be corrected. "
(ref.: on frustrating penalties)
"It is definitely frustrating because that is not how we play. We execute, that is what we do. That is our job, that is how we practice and that is what we expect each and every day we are out here. The coaches expect it from us as well. So they were all over us and we were all over ourselves because know we are better than that."
(ref.: on the success of his performance)
"The blocking out there today was phenomenal for me. The receivers were great blocking on the outside and down field. The offensive line was able to knock out one guy up front and continued on to knock out the next guy up the field. Tony Giovannelli got some great blocks for me and I was trying to make good blocks for Tony. He is a great blocker and it was a lot fun being about to run on the outside."
Junior LB Justin Fahn
(ref.: blocked punt)
"Sometimes you get lucky and no one blocks you. I was fortunate to be in the right place and get my hands on it."