PITTSBURG, Kan. –For a few hours on Friday, football was back in southeast Kansas at Pittsburg State’s Carnie Smith Stadium.
The Gorillas held their annual spring game, attracting football fans from across the city. The offense faced the defense for the night, with the defense winning 79-41.
On the offensive end of the ball, quarterback Chad Dodson Jr. completed 14 passes for 102 yards, while three different kickers completed field goals. The defense had an astonishing 11 sacks and 14 tackles for campaign losses. Their side of the ball was undoubtedly the more experienced side of the two which gave way to their dominant performance.
Brandon Mlekus, safety, said: “As a defensive unit, I think we made it difficult. We limited their big plays, kept them out of the end zone for the most part. They had a few there when they started in the red zone, but as a defense I feel like we had a pretty good day.
“To sum up spring training, guys from all sides of football have been trying really hard. I feel like we’ve improved this spring,” said head coach Brian Wright. “Certainly, the defense came out ready to play tonight and dominated the attack.I can’t wait to watch the movie and see some of the things our guys did well on both sides of the ball.
The scrimmage concluded spring training; the Gorillas kick off the 2022 season on Thursday, Sept. 1 against Central Missouri.