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Football Puts Finishing Touches on Spring with Blue-Gold Scrimmage


Morehead State football put the finishing touches on spring workouts with its annual Blue-Gold scrimmage Saturday. The Eagles ran approximately 50 live plays, plus sessions for special teams, red-zone situations and fourth down plays.

Head coach Rob Tenyer, who led the Eagles to a 7-4 mark in 2021, was all smiles after the uptempo two-hour day.

"What a great day. It was great to see everyone out," he said. "This was a day you really strive to get to and get out healthy. We had our big scrimmage last week, and the guys were real fresh today. This group here, I just smile a lot. These are great guys. Not a lot of drama, and its all about the team.

"There has been some movement on the depth chart, and when we get done with meetings this week they guys will know where they are at," he said. "We are looking forward to our next quarter of work. We have about 30 guys who will be here this summer, and we can get on the field even some to work with them, so I am looking forward to it."

Saturday's scrimmage featured a defensive heavy result, with a number of sacks and tackles for loss recorded, but the offense did shine as well. With record-setting quarterback Mark Pappas now playing professionally in Sweden, this year's team will feature a new signal caller. QB Carter Cravens connected on a lengthy touchdown pass to Santa Monica (Calif.) College transfer wideout Gunnison Bloodgood. Freshman QB Colin Parachek also tossed a long score to West Virginia Wesleyan transfer wide receiver Kenny Lewis.

"We've got a lot of game experience coming back, but we also have a lot of young guys. Some who had a COVID year and some who were freshman last year, but all these guys want to be here. The expectation is to win a PFL championship, and we believe we have the guys to accomplish that goal."

Rising junior running back James Louis, who played a key role on offense and special teams in 2021, feels this team has the personnel and smarts to win a league title too.

"Something Coach Tenyer harps on is IQ, and I definitely feel like as a team we worked on getting the plays down solid this spring. There were a few hiccups today, but overall we did a good job. I am excited."

For the first time in known program history, the Eagles will have a week zero game this fall. The season kicks off Aug. 27 at Mercer. Tailgating packages are already on sale, and ticket information will be forthcoming soon.

By Matt Schabert, Morehead State Athletic Media Relations