Penguins Finish Practice No. 5, Move Toward First Scrimmage

YSU Spring Football
YSU Spring Football

The Youngstown State football team had a good 40 minutes of offense vs. defense situations during practice on a windy Wednesday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.

Highlighting the extended team period on Wednesday was a long pass from quarterback Kurt Hess to Jelani Berassa on a 3rd-and-16 situation; a 15-yard touchdown pass from Hess to Christian Bryan; a 32-yard pass from Patrick Angle to Andre Stubbs; an eight-yard touchdown pass from Angle to Carson Sharbaugh; a 33-yard pass from Angle to Berassa; a 20-yard leaping grab by Kevin Watts on a Angle pass; a touchdown reception for Kintrell Disher from Angle; Devont'a Davis prevented a touchdown with a good pass breakup; a 10-yard touchdown run by Torrian Pace and an option keeper by Angle for a touchdown.

The Penguins spent the first 90 minutes working on individual drills, punt converages and one-on-one work between linemen and the secondary. The practice concluded with the offense getting two first downs and running three plays while trying to run four minutes off the clock in an end-of-game situation.

YSU will return to practice on Friday at 4 p.m. Following the workout, the coaching staff will host its third annual Women's Football Clinic. A good crowd is expected however reservations are still being accepted by Director of Football Operations Dan Kopp. Contact Kopp at to make a reservation.

The first scrimmage of the spring is set for 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium.

Season tickets for the upcoming 2011-12 campaign are available by calling the YSU Athletic Ticket Office at (330) 941-1978. Also it was announced recently that the Penguins' contest at Pittsburgh on Sept. 1 will kickoff at 6 p.m. Only season-ticket holders and Penguin Club members will get a chance to purchase tickets from YSU for the contest.



Friday, March 30 – Practice 4 p.m.
Friday, March 30 - Women's Clinic - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 – 10:55 a.m. (Scrimmage)
Monday, April 2 – Practice 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4 – Practice 4 p.m.
Friday, April 6 – Practice 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 – 10:30 a.m. (Scrimmage)
Monday, April 9 – Practice 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11 – Practice 4 p.m.
Friday, April 13 –40th Annual Red-White Spring Game – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, April 16 - Practice 4 p.m.