The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

The Student News Site of Appalachian State University

The Appalachian

Newsletter Signup

Get our news delivered straight to your inbox every week.

* indicates required

App State football celebrates Welcome Weekend with Fan Fest

Freshman+tight+end+Barrett+Burns+warms+up+before+the+start+of+Appalachian+Footballs+annual+Fan+Fest+on+Saturday.+Despite+constant+rain%2C+approximately+4%2C500+fans+showed+up+to+watch+the+93-play+scrimmage.+Justin+Perry+%7C+The+Appalachian
Justin Perry

Freshman tight end Barrett Burns warms up before the start of Appalachian Football's annual Fan Fest on Saturday. Despite constant rain, approximately 4,500 fans showed up to watch the 93-play scrimmage.  Justin Perry  |  The Appalachian
With two weeks before kickoff at Montana, Appalachian State football held their annual Fan Fest intrasquad scrimmage under the lights on a rainy Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

The scrimmage was a part of Welcome Week 2013.

“With as much rain as we’ve gotten in the High Country, we may have a game or two in this weather,” said head football coach Scott Satterfield, who’s entering his first season at the helm. “It’s always good to get out and participate in the rain.”

Satterfield said he thought the players looked dead-legged, but wasn’t concerned it would be a long-term issue.

“We weren’t as sharp as we would’ve liked,” Satterfield said. “I thought we were a little bit sloppy this evening, compared to what we have been.”

All three of Appalachian’s touchdowns came through the air. Senior and starting quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson connected on a screen to true freshman Marcus Cox, who was able to scoot by defenders untouched for a 63-yard touchdown reception.

“I feel good with the days and the weeks that go by,” Londry-Jackson said. “I think I’m about 90-95 percent right now. Once I get in the first game, I think I’ll be ready to go.”

Cox also contributed 40 yards rushing on six carries.

“Marcus has had a great camp for us,” Satterfield said. “He’ll be playing for us come Montana.”

The other two touchdowns came from backup quarterback Kameron Bryant, when he connected with Sean Price for a 26-yard touchdown reception and Simms McElfresh for a 10-yard reception.

Londry-Jackson finished the night 7-18, 84 yards and a touchdown. Bryant threw for 12-17, 129 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Freshman defensive back Tyrell Brown picked off Bryant’s pass and returned it for 55 yards.

Appalachian’s defense forced four turnovers and five three-and-outs in 16 series.

“They’re getting better [defensively],” Satterfield said. “They’re playing with effort, they’re playing hard and they’re playing fast. Every day they’re getting better.”

Those who did not scrimmage were wide receiver Malachi Jones (knee), place-kicker Drew Stewart (foot), lineman Davante Harris (ankle), tight end Josh Anding (head), punter Mark Powell (leg), defensive back Doug Middleton (head), lineman Tyson Fernandez (head), linebacker Karl Anderson (head), lineman Ian Barnard (head), quarterback Kalik Barnes (head), defensive back Brandon Pickney (leg) and running back Ricky Fergerson (foot).

All of the injuries are day-to-day and all are expected to be ready for the season-opener.

Defensive back Chris Starks did not scrimmage as well and could miss several weeks with a knee injury.

The Mountaineers kick off their 2013 season at Montana on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 9 p.m. EST.

Story: NATHAN BUTLER, Intern Sports Reporter
Photo: JUSTIN PERRY, Photo Editor

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Appalachian
$1500
$5000
Contributed
Our Goal

We hope you appreciate this article! Before you move on, our student staff wanted to ask if you would consider supporting The Appalachian's award-winning journalism. We are celebrating our 90th anniversary of The Appalachian in 2024!

We receive funding from the university, which helps us to compensate our students for the work they do for The Appalachian. However, the bulk of our operational expenses — from printing and website hosting to training and entering our work into competitions — is dependent upon advertising revenue and donations. We cannot exist without the financial and educational support of our fellow departments on campus, our local and regional businesses, and donations of money and time from alumni, parents, subscribers and friends.

Our journalism is produced to serve the public interest, both on campus and within the community. From anywhere in the world, readers can access our paywall-free journalism, through our website, through our email newsletter, and through our social media channels. Our supporters help to keep us editorially independent, user-friendly, and accessible to everyone.

If you can, please consider supporting us with a financial gift from $10. We appreciate your consideration and support of student journalism at Appalachian State University. If you prefer to make a tax-deductible donation, or if you would prefer to make a recurring monthly gift, please give to The Appalachian Student News Fund through the university here: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1727/cg20/form.aspx?sid=1727&gid=2&pgid=392&cid=1011&dids=418.15&bledit=1&sort=1.

Donate to The Appalachian
$1500
$5000
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All The Appalachian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *