Wesleyan Holds Annual Orange and Black Football Game

Wesleyan Holds Annual Orange and Black Football Game

BUCKHANNON – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcat football team held their annual Orange and Black spring game last Saturday at Cebe Ross Field with the offense battling the defense.

On a beautiful day in front of a nice crowd, the defense defeated the offense by a 60-29 score.

The scoring was set up for the offense to get six points for a touchdown, three points for a field goal and one point for a big play which constituted a run of 10 yards or more or a pass for 15 yards or more.

The defense was awarded seven points for a turnover, three points for a defensive stop and one point for holding the offense to a field goal.

"I don't think the spring game could have gone any better," remarked first-year head coach Del Smith. "We had a great crowd, perfect weather, no injuries, and over 400 people at our friends and family BBQ. I would have liked to protect the ball a little bit better offensively, but in the same breath, I am very pleased with the aggressiveness of our secondary. Eliminate a couple of turnovers, and the game is a lot closer."

The spring game wrap up the out-of-season practices for the football team.

"We have had a very competitive spring," Smith remarked. "We have a ton of film to continue to evaluate as we start to prep for next fall."

"At the end of the day, we are undefeated in spring games. It's good to be 1-0."

Wesleyan will open their fall schedule Saturday, Sept. 3 when they visit Shepherd University.