Yale spring wrap-up
Yale finished up its spring session on Saturday with its annual Blue-White scrimmage. The offense won 123-56, based on the scoring system (shown in previous post).
Both Morgan Roberts Logan Scott threw really well. With Tyler Varga, Candler Rich and Galen McAllister all out, and Kahlil Keys taking a bit hit early and missing the remainder of the game, Everett Johnson took most of the carries on Saturday.
“He was a workhorse for us,” Tony Reno said. “He did a nice job.”
Matt Rubino caught two TDs and Grant Wallace finished with seven catches for 152 yards and a touchdown. Wallace shown flashes of his potential as a freshman, but with Chris Smith and Deon Randall in front of him last season, his opportunities were limited. Expect Wallace to really emerge next season. Wallace and Roberts seem to have a real connection. On one drive, Wallace had three catches for 57 yards. Moments later, Scott connected with Wallace for a deep pass.
“I think he’s an unbelievable player,” Roberts said. “I keep on saying this, he’s going to be one of the best receivers in the Ivy League.”
Deon Randall didn’t play much, mostly on punt returns and was on the field for a few plays.
Nick LeTesta also looked solid at WR after moving over from DB. He caught a few passes, including a 62-yard bomb from Scott in the second half.
On the defensive side, Roger Kilgore intercepted a Scott pass and returned it 30 yards for a TD (though most players stopped on the play because of an inadvertent whistle). Cole Champion, Copache Tyler, Jack Rushin, Mary Moesta and Spencer Rymiszewski were some players that stood out.
Champion also mentioned Andrew Larkin, Rushin and Mikhail Reece as players who made real strides during the spring.
Also, there should be some healthy competition at safety with Champion, Foye Oluokun and Robbie Ries battling.
I thought it went well,” Reno said. “We had a lot of guys get chances to get plays in and we’ve continued to see growth in our offense and defense individuals as well as schemes. Overall, we had a good spring and grew as a team.”
Also, a handful of potential recruits were on hand for Yale’s Junior Day. Two in-state kids were Dario Highsmith from Middletown and Sharrieff Grice from Kingswood-Oxford.
A look at the spring team awards below…
2014 YALE FOOTBALL SPRING AWARDS (Presented by the 1981 Ivy Championship Team)
Offensive Big Award: Luke Longinotti, C, So.
Defensive Big Award: Copache Tyler, DT, Fr.
Offensive Combo Award: Sebastian Little, WR, So.
Defensive Combo Award: Marty Moesta, LB, So.
Offensive Skill Award: Kahlil Keyes, TB, Jr.
Defensive Skill Award: Foyesade Oluokun, DB, So
Strength & Conditioning MVP: Michael Bernardez, DB, So.
Strength & Conditioning MIP: Beau Iverson, OL, Fr.
One Team Award: Deon Randall, WR, Jr.
Every Play Every Day Award: Nick LaTesta, WR, Jr.