Crusaders cap first full week of practice with scrimmage tonight
Saturday, August 13, 2005

The North Greenville College Crusader football team has had a successful preseason camp. Players reported to campus August 3rd and began practice on the 4th. Coach Mike Taylor says, "It has been a good first week. We have pretty much installed our offense and defense, and worked a lot of people on special teams."

The Crusaders will hold a scrimmage at 6:00 pm tonight in North Greenville's new on-campus athletic complex. This will be the fifth practice the Crusaders have had in pads. The team conducted two-a-days on Wednesday and Friday. "We drug a bit because of the heat yesterday, but we seem to getting better on both sides of the ball," says Taylor. Taylor also noted that quarterback Eric Moeller and running back Travis Mosley have stood out on the offensive side of the ball while defensive end Ken Floyd and linebacker Isaac Tate have stood out defensively. "The older players and returning starters are playing well", said Taylor.

Several players reported injured, but the only injury during practice has been to wide receiver Bobby Pittman. Pittman hurt his ankle and will have an MRI on Monday to determine how long he will be out.

The Crusaders are right on schedule with how the coaches planned the installation process. The scrimmage this evening will give Coach Taylor and his staff a good idea of who will play at several positions. Taylor will adjust the depth chart as needed based on how the scrimmage goes. He notes that there is good competition for each position which is an improvement on last year at this time.

The Crusaders will practice once a day in the afternoon this week because classes start on Wednesday. Practice Monday and Tuesday will be at 2:45. Wednesday through Friday will be held at 3:45. Practices are open to the public.