TIGERS STAGE FIRST PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGE
Rob Ambrose Pleased With Tigers’ Performance
TOWSON, Md. – The Towson University staged an 80-play football scrimmage on Saturday afternoon and CoachRob Ambrose was very happy at the conclusion of the event.
“It was hot out here and I like it that way,” he said. “Everyone got a chance to play and everyone will get evaluated. The greatest thing about today was that we were better than yesterday and that’s what you are looking for.”
Prior to the scrimmage, hundreds of fans showed up to receive autographs and take photographs with the Tiger football team. Coach Ambrose and his players appeared, along with the Tigers’ mascot, Doc.
On the opening drive of the scrimmage, quarterback Connor Frazier directed a 75-yard, 14-play drive. Darius Victor, a first-year freshman, capped off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run. Frazier completed five of seven passes for 50 yards on the 14-play march.
Senior quarterback Peter Athens also led the Tiger offense on a scoring drive as the team marched 59 yards in only four plays. Athens completed all four passes for 44 yards and threw a 14-yard TD pass to Derrick Joseph.
Athens also led a 60-yard, two-play drive on his next possession as Navassa Brown scored on a 12-yard run. He set up the touchdown with a 48-yard pass completion to first-year freshman Andre Dessenberg.
Dessenberg was one of the standouts of the scrimmage with six receptions for 87 yards.
Those were the only two touchdown drives of the game although place kicker D.J. Soven booted a 48-yard field goal.
Linebacker Joe McCargo had the biggest defensive play of the scrimmage when he intercepted a pass and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown.