Demon Deacons Hold Second Spring Football Scrimmage

April 18, 2014

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By Steve Shutt, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson put the Demon Deacons through a two hour scrimmage on Friday night at BB&T Field as the club enters the final week of spring football.

Orville Reynolds scored twice for the offense on runs of 11 and 15 yards. On both scores, Reynolds took a handoff inside and was able to bounce out to the perimeter and outrace the defense to the goal line. Reynolds finished with a game high 78 yards on 14 carries.

"On offense, the positive was Orville Reynolds," said Clawson. "He made some plays. He made two guys miss and was able to get in space and score. "

Quarterbacks Tyler Cameron and Kevin Sousa split time with Sousa completing 10 of 23 passes for 128 yards while Cameron connected on six of 19 passes for 57 yards. Pat Long also saw action at quarterback, completing seven of 10 passes for 55 yards.

Sousa's longest completion of 32 yards went to slot receiver E.J. Scott. Scott, a fifth-year graduate student transfer from Virginia, led all receivers with four receptions for 80 yards. Matt James added three catches for 35 yards including a long reception of 21 yards from Sousa.

The offense was hampered by seven penalties on 106 plays on the evening. The offense was hampered by seven penalties on 106 plays on the evening. The Deacons also fumbled three times as a light rain fell throughout most of the last hour.

Defensively, redshirt freshman defensive end Duke Ejiofor stood out, tying for the team-high with six stops while adding three sacks and an interception.

"I thought Duke played very well," said Clawson.

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Shelldon Lewinson also had six tackles to go with a sack and an additional tackle for loss. Sophomore linebacker Marquel Lee had four tackles and a pair of sacks and the defense broke up nine passes on the night.

"The defense is playing at a pretty high level," said Clawson. "The defensive line made great strides tonight. Overall, I thought we played more physical up front."

The defense scored a safety on the first series of the game when Ejiofor sacked Cameron in the end zone. Redshirt junior placekicker Chad Hedlund connected on three of four field goal attempts, hitting from 29, 45 and 25 yards out while missing on a 44-yarder.

The defense prevented another score when Dominique Gibson fumbled at the 1-yard line after a hit from Hunter Williams. The ball rolled out of the end zone for a touchback.

The Deacons will hold their annual spring game on Saturday, April 26 at 2 pm at BB&T Field.



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