Sunday, August 14, 2016

Coach sees improvement in Norfolk State’s first scrimmage

NORFOLK, Virginia -- It didn’t take long for second-year Norfolk State coach Latrell Scott to begin to believe that Saturday was going to be a good day at the office.

On just the third play of the Spartans’ first scrimmage of fall camp at Dick Price Stadium, incumbent senior quarterback Greg Hankerson threw a screen pass to sophomore receiver Marcus Taylor, who took it 75 yards for an eye-opening touchdown.

Scott was immediately pleased.

“You’re excited about that offensively, that you’ve got that kind of offensive firepower,” Scott said. “But I thought the defense kind of buckled down and pressured Greg all day.”

It was that kind of afternoon, even if the heat index on the field did top 110 degrees. As the players sweated their way through a 130-minute series of game-like scenarios, it became apparent to Scott that his team is in better shape — in many ways — than it was late last summer.


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