JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2016) – With just about four weeks until the season opener at Kennesaw State, the ETSU football team got to work as the Bucs began fall camp on Friday afternoon inside the MSHA Athletic Center.
Due to the threat of inclement weather, practice was moved inside the Mini Dome as the Bucs held a 24-period practice which lasted two and a half hours.
Sophomore Austin Herink (Cleveland, Tenn.) took the reps as the number one quarterback, while fellow sophomore quarterback Nick Sexton (Seymour, Tenn.) connected on a deep pass to sophomore wide receiver Hank Blank (Knoxville, Tenn.). Freshman linebacker Colton Lakes (Loveland, Ohio) got the defense pumped up with an interception, while sophomore Alonzo Francois (Ooltewah, Tenn.) and red-shirt freshman Kevin Ferguson (Cincinnati, Ohio) both had fumble recoveries.
The Bucs return to the gridiron on Saturday afternoon as practice #2 is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Please note, practices and scrimmages are open to the general public and will be held at the ETSU Practice Fields, which are adjacent the Basler Center of Physical Activity (CPA). Practices are subject to change; please follow @ETSUFootball on Twitter for any schedule updates.
The Bucs open the 2016 campaign at Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, while ETSU hosts Western Carolina in its SoCon opener on Sept. 17 at Bristol Motor Speedway