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Thursday's Football Practice Report

Aug. 11, 2005

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. (Thursday, August 11, 2005)The Redhawks football team went through a afternoon practice today as it continued preparations for its 2005 season opener set for Thursday, Sept. 1 against No. 5 Southern Illinois.

The team practiced in full pads in 99-degree heat on the newly repainted Field Turf of Houck Stadium. Here are just a few of the highlights observed...

11-on-11 Team Period

  • SS Mike Miller put a hard hit on Elton Peterson on 1st and Goal that forced a fumble that was recovered by FS Mark Dunaway at the three yard line.
  • CB Gerald Breedlove sacking QB Mike Haley on a corner blitz.
  • RB Austen Collins taking a screen-pass from Mike Haley and breaking four tackles enroute to a 27-yard catch and run TD.
  • The 2nd team defense pushing the 2nd team offense back to a third and long situation thanks to back-to-back sacks.
  • DE Jeff Martin recovers a fumble and rumbled down the sideline with a defensive entourage for a 68-yard touchdown to end the practice

News and Notes

  • Tickets still remain for the season-opener at Houck Stadium against rival and 5th-ranked SIU. Call 1-866-SEMO-TIK for more information.



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