Yellow Jackets hold camp’s first scrimmage

Photo by Jon Barash

Georgia Tech held their fall scrimmage today at Bobby Dodd Stadium in muggy, overcast weather with season ticket holders, Tech students and players’ families in attendance as Paul Johnson continued to prepare his team for their season opener Aug. 30 against Wofford. The scrimmage lasted about 100 plays. A few notes of interest, redshirt sophomore quarterback Justin Thomas was limited to just one series while senior B-back Zach Laskey did not participate in the scrimmage, both decisions were made for precautionary reasons.

In Thomas’ only drive of the scrimmage, redshirt sophomore looked sharp while making a pair of completions to wide receiver DeAndre Smelter, including one that went for 27 yards. A-back Tony Zenon had a productive day, highlighted by a 50-yard touchdown run. On the defensive side of the ball, Ted Roof’s squad looked strong, forcing three-straight three-and-outs after allowing a field goal on the opening drive, along with forcing three turnovers in the scrimmage, including an acrobatic interception by defensive back Lynn Griffin.

The defense continued to awe with the junior defensive back Demond Smith as he laid the smack down on quarterback Tim Byerly preventing a fourth-and-one conversion. Sophomore defensive lineman Patrick Gamble chipped in a pair of sacks as well.

The Yellow Jackets will experience their first off day tomorrow, Sunday Aug. 10, since opening camp back on July 30 and are scheduled to conduct a closed scrimmage next Saturday, Aug. 16.


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