"I really like the team spirit our players have been showing," head
coach Brock Spack said. "We've had a great competitiveness and have
been playing good, hard football."
The session started with a focus on offense with the with team blitz
drill. Matt Brown competed a long pass to Chick Chatham on the
second play of the day. On the following drive, Cameron Meredith had
two completions to Jordan Neukirch and Jonathon Miller. The drill
ended with a sack by Nate Palmer.
After more individual drills, the 7-on-7 was next, where Brown threw
five-consecutive passes to Lechein Neblett (3) and Tyrone Walker
(2). The defense was quick to react and forced two incomplete
catches, and Austin Davis snagged an interception. Meredith then took
the field and completed passes to Brian Athey and Scott Kuehn to cap
off the drill.
The intensity stayed high as the Redbirds headed into the team
session, starting with a five-yard completion from Brown to Phil
Dudley and a long catch by Walker. The defense controlled most of
the action, with a sack from Will Davis and an interception from Dontae McCoy on back-to-back plays.
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Continuing to hold their ground, Mike Banks made a big hit on a
rush from Dudley, followed by two defensive stops for a
loss of yardage. The offense was able to convert on the last
play of the drill, with a 15-yard run by Darrelynn Dunn off a
pass over the middle from Brown.
The Redbirds will return to the field Friday for their final
workout of the week, with a 3:30 p.m. start.
news release from Lauren McLaughlin, Illinois State