CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern hit the field for its first scrimmage of the 2019 spring football season on Friday morning as the Buccaneers went through a 25-minute scheduled session between the offense and defense.
The Buccaneers went through position work for the first five periods of the day, before hitting the field for a 10-minute skeleton drill. After breaking up into position groups, the full scrimmage started at Buccaneer Field.
Quarterback Jack Chambers found rising sophomore wide receiver Cayden Jordan down the left sideline on the first play of the scrimmage for a 75-yard touchdown to put the offense on the board early. Jordan highlighted the Bucs' receiving efforts throughout the scrimmage posting several catches and key first downs on multiple drives.
Chambers was also particularly effective from the pocket as the rising junior was able to most the ball both through the air and on the ground. His throw to Jordan highlighted the offense's efforts, while Chambers also added a 30-yard toss down the right sideline after being flushed out of the pocket.
Rising senior running back Ronnie Harris also highlighted his first scrimmage of the spring with tough running between the tackles.
Defensively, Edward King bounced around the field and showcased his athleticism and speed in making several key tackles. A John Chiaramonte sack aided the defense late, while several defensive backs had knockdowns that ended Buccaneer drives.
The Buccaneers will continue the spring practice schedule on Tuesday, March 26, with practice continuing at 6 a.m. at Buccaneer Field. CSU's second spring scrimmage is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.
Q&A with rising redshirt junior linebacker Edward King
What are your thoughts on the first scrimmage?
I feel like it was productive, we still need to work on flying around to the ball and being faster and more physical. I'd like to see the offense move quicker too, but overall it was a good one.
What's the atmosphere around the defense this season?
We've always had good energy, so as long as we keep the energy up, I think we'll always have a good time out there.
As an upperclassman, what are you trying to demonstrate for the new players?
I've been working on being more mature in my game and trying to be a leader rather than just another player on the field.
What are your expectations for the upcoming spring game?
As a defensive player, we're always striving to have no yards allowed and no touchdowns allowed.
What are your personal goals for the rest of the spring?
I'm looking to continue getting more mature in my game and be a leader that can take charge of the defense as the linebacker.