Coastal Football Holds First Scrimmage; Aug. 18 & 25 are upcoming events
Aug. 12, 2014
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina sophomore Devin Brown, a 2013 Freshman All-American and first team All-Big South kick returner, scored touchdowns of 27 and 93 yards on back-to-back plays in the Chanticleers' first scrimmage of the 2014 fall camp.
Overall, the team scrimmaged for an hour Tuesday morning at Brooks Stadium with the first offense facing the first defense and second offense facing the second defense for the majority of the scrimmage.
The first segment of the scrimmage was situational as the offense started on its own three yard line - and later its own five - with the sole purpose of getting one first down. The offense did move the chains on each of its first four attempts.
The second part of the scrimmage had the offense taking the ball on the defense's 25 yard line for red zone situations. The first offense converted a third down then, on 3rd-and-3, Alex Ross hit Bruce Mapp in the left corner of the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown. Aaron Aiken led the second unit to a first down, but ultimately had to settle for a 26-yard Ryan Granger field goal. The first defense forced a three-and-out on the next series of downs but Alex Catron split the uprights from 36 yards out. On the final set of downs from the 25 yard line, the second defense made a nice play on a screen play, dropping the offense for a two-yard loss. However, on the next play, Michael Church hit Brown on a bubble screen. Brown waited for a block to develop, made one cut and out-ran the defense for a 27-yard touchdown.
The next play, Brown was deep for a kick return. He fielded the ball on the seven and followed his blockers to the end zone for a 93-yard score.
From that point, the defense took control, forcing five three-and-outs. However, Church led the offense to one score. Starting on the offense's 30, De'Angelo Henderson moved the chains. Then, Church hit John Israel for a 34-yard pass. After a penalty moved the ball inside the five, Church connected with Thomas Pauciello for a one-yard score.
Big plays made on the defensive side of the ball included: pass break-ups by Samson Baldwin, Rayshaud Shields and Tyrell Brown; sacks by Ed Brown and Andrew Mitchell; tackles for losses by Dwayne Price, Mitchell, Jabarai Bothwell and Tyler Watkins and quarterback hurries by Mitchell and Quinn Backus.
In addition to Brown's kickoff return, Coastal had another highlight on special teams when Israel partially blocked a punt.
Coastal Carolina Football to Host Ladies Huddle August 18
The Coastal Carolina University football program is set to host its annual "Ladies Huddle" on Monday, Aug. 18. The event begins at 6:15 p.m. with registration and cocktails (heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages) until 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of Adkins Field House. Head coach Joe Moglia will then open the event by welcoming the group and explaining the evening's format.
The Ladies Huddle is intended to introduce aspects of football which include, but are not limited to, positions and positioning, fundamentals and other finer points of the game. Attendees will also be provided with an `insider's look' at both the game and the Chanticleer program. Tickets are $20 for current season ticket holders and $25 for non-season ticket holders. For more information or tickets, call 843-347-8499. Online registration is available at GoCCUSports.com/tickets.
Football Season Ticket Pick-up & 1st Chanticleer Call-In is Aug. 25
Coastal Carolina fans that purchased 2014 football season tickets are invited to Buffalo Wild Wings (Carolina Forest) on August 25 from 4-7 pm to both pick-up there packages as well as receive their complimentary replica championship rings.
Buffalo Wild Wings will have specially-priced appetizers for CCU fans in attendance and fans are encouraged to stay for the seasons's first Chanticleer Call-In show, which airs from 6-7 pm, with head coach Joe Moglia and host Aaron Marks. Fans can also see Coastal's Big South Championship trophies, this year's Sasser Cup trophy and interact with CCU fall sports coaches.
The show will be broadcast locally on WSEA 100.3 The Team as well as on www.GoCCUSports.com. Fans in attendance can interact with Coach Moglia as well as ask questions. Those that cannot attend can join the conversation by calling 843-652-3776, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a tweet @Chants365 by using the hashtag #ccucallin.
Fans wishing to purchase football season tickets, as well as receive the complimentary replica ring(s), may still do so by visiting www.GoCCUSports.com/tickets or by calling the CCU Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499.
TUESDAY SCRIMMAGE STATS
RUSHING: De'Angelo Henderson (7 for 30 yds); Aaron Aiken (7 for 18 yds); Zach Silverberg (4 for 6 yds); Osharmar Abercrombie (3 for 5 yds); Isaac Martin (3 for 2 yds); Andre Johnson (2 for 9 yds); Tyrell Blanks (1 for 5 yds); Kenneth Daniels (1 for 2 yds).
RECEIVING: Tyrell Blanks (1 for 3 yds); Devin Brown (1 for 27 yds, TD); Craig Weick (1 for 7 yds); De'Angelo Henderson (2 for 9 yds); Bruce Mapp (2 for 11 yds, TD); Thomas Pauciello (2 for 9 yds, TD); John Israel (2 for 38 yds); Jesse June (1 for 17 yds); Jason Dozier (1 for 6 yds).