Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dawgs Hold First Scrimmage


The Dawgs scrimmaged at Sanford Stadium for 90 minutes on Saturday morning as the they continued preparations for the annual G-Day spring game on April 16.

“I thought we had an outstanding scrimmage today in regards to the guys playing with energy,” said head coach Mark Richt. “There was great competition throughout the scrimmage on both sides of the ball.”

Richt singled out several players who had particular strong outings. He mentioned redshirt freshman receiver Michael Bennett, junior receiver Marlon Brown and junior tight end Orson Charles as three of the players who stood out on offense.

“Michael Bennett did some things to catch my eye today,” Richt said, adding that Bennett had a touchdown catch in the back of the end zone. “Marlon also had a touchdown. He reached up and snatched it away from a defender, it was a great catch.”

He also noted the play of redshirt freshman walk-on tailback Brandon Harton. Harton, a native of Reidsville, Ga., made several impressive runs during the scrimmage, including a 65-yard touchdown run.

On defense, Richt said that sophomore outside linebacker Jarvis Jones and senior cornerback Brandon Boykin both made notable plays and that sophomore nose guard Kwame Geathers is showing more development in the middle.

“I thought Kwame had some nice plays out there,” said Richt. “Going against a guy like Ben Jones is not an easy task and Kwame handled it well today.”

Georgia wrapped up their scrimmage with a series of goal-line stands, which Richt said ended in a tie. But the defense won the tiebreaker to end an evenly matched battle on Saturday.

Richt noted that one of the best things to come out of the scrimmage was that no one was injured.

The Dawgs return to action on Tuesday at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

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