Saturday, April 16, 2011

Defense dominates Deacons' spring game

   A few notes from Wake Forest's spring football scrimmage Saturday at BB&T Field:

  -- Running back Josh Harris had the only touchdown, going 45 yards for a score in a scrimmage delayed for approximately 45 minutes due to bad weather. Harris wound up leading the Wake Forest rushers with 12 carries for 85 yards. Nick Knott ran nine times for 27 yards;

  -- Defense dominated the game, piling up six sacks and limiting the offensive consistency;

  -- Ted Stachitas, a redshirt junior, had a solid day at quarterback, completing eight of 11 passes for 73 yards. Rising sophomore Tanner Price completed seven of 14 passes for 49 yards. Coach Jim Grobe said he feels as good about the quarterback position as he can at this point;

  -- Michael Campanaro led the receivers with five catches for 34 yards;

   “We’ve been more competitive this spring than others,” said Grobe in a school release about the game.  “It’s been full of electricity in the air this spring.  I think that’s a good thing for us.  I think we’ll be better defensively.  I think we can be better offensively but we’ve got to be more consistent.  I feel a heckuva lot better than I did at the start of spring practice.”

-- Ron Green Jr.