Bears Play In Welcome Week Football Scrimmage

The University of Central Arkansas football team completed their second scrimmage of the year Wednesday Aug. 19 at Estes Stadium.

The pre-scrimmage pep rally was canceled due to rain, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the players, coaching staff or several hundred fans.

Head coach Steve Campbell was pleased with the UCA Bears’ effort during the scrimmage and was proud to see everybody step up and take responsibility for their actions on and off the field.

Senior running back Blake Veasley had the longest rushing touchdown of the game for the 1st team offence as they took on 2nd team defense.

Fans saw a range of offense on the field, from running backs to wide receivers. UCA played four running backs who will all see valuable playing team during the season.

Coach Campbell was impressed with the 1st and 2nd team defense. 2nd team defense intercepted Taylor Reed, the predicted starting quarterback, early in the scrimmage. The play was whistled dead due to scrimmage conditions although it would have been returned for a touchdown.

One player who caught the fans’ attention was transfer sophomore wide receiver Brandon Cox. Cox lined up in multiple positions during the scrimmage and has the potential to be a strong offensive threat in the upcoming season.

The Bears face their first game of the season on the road next week against Samford University.

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