Maroon defeats White 24-17 in Gopher Spring Game - KMSP-TV


Maroon defeats White 24-17 in Gopher Spring Game

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The Gophers completed their spring practice with their annual spring game that saw the Maroon squad pull out a 24-17 win over the White squad.

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter

8:38- MAROON- Kirkwood 1 yard run (Hawthorne kick) 11 plays 65 yards

2nd Quarter

3:48- MAROON- Kirkwood 1 yard run (Fodness kick) 9 plays 80 yards

0:00- WHITE- Hawthorne 44 YD FG

3rd Quarter

2:18- WHITE- Hutton 36 yard pass from Leidner (Hawthorne kick) 6 plays-64 yards

0:56- WHITE- Harbison 10 yard pass from Leidner (Fodness kick) 3 plays-38 yards

4th Quarter

13:39- MAROON- Engel 5 yard pass from Nelson (Hawthorne kick) 6 plays 65 yards

01:50- MAROON- Hawthorne 37 yard FG

Maroon Scrimmage Notes:

Philip Nelson finished the game 13-17 for 179 yards and a touchdown. Nelson started the game a perfect 10-10.

Donnell Kirkwood carried the ball 11 times for 23 yards, but scored twice from a yard out to give the Maroon squad a 14-0 lead.

Derrick Engel caught five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Tight End Maxx Williams found space and caught three passes for 54 yards.

Defensive End Theiren Cockran led the way for the Maroon with a pair of sacks and 4 tackles.

White Scrimmage Notes:

Mitch Leidner started slow, but picked up the pace finishing 9-15 for 112 yards and two touchdowns leading the White team back to take a 17-14 lead.

Leidner also ran the ball 12 times for 42 yards and saw one series with the Maroon team and the number one offense.

Jamel Harbison caught five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown.

Linebacker Damien Wilson led the way for team White with six tackles and a fumble recovered.


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