The Youngstown State football team started fall practice on Friday at Stambaugh Stadium. A group of more than 105 Penguins were on the field for a two-hour workout, the first of the 2018 fall.
With the increase in practice size allowed by the NCAA, the Penguins have nearly 110 student-athletes on their fall-camp roster.
YSU worked out in helmets for a little more than two hours and ended the day when senior PK Zak Kennedy kicked a 40-yard field goal to end the workout.
Senior quarterback Montgomery VanGorder and junior quarterback Nathan Mays both took reps with the No. 1 and No. 2 offensive units. Senior Tevin McCaster and sophomore Christian Turner saw the bulk of the work at tailback with London Pearson and Braxton Chapman getting carries.
On the defensive side, senior linebacker Armand Dellovade is back for his fourth year as a starter.
The Penguins will hold their second practice of camp on Saturday morning at 9:45 a.m. before taking part in "Meet The Penguins" Fan Day at 1:30 p.m.
The Penguins open the 2018 season against Butler on Sept. 1 at Stambaugh Stadium. Season tickets and Penguin Club memberships for the upcoming campaign are available by contacting the YSU Athletics Ticket Office at (330) 941-1978.
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Fall Camp Practice Schedule
Saturday, August 4 – 9:30 a.m. (Fan Day at 1:30 p.m.)
Sunday, August 5 – OFF
Monday, August 6 - 9:45 a.m.
Tuesday, August 7 - 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday, August 8 - 9:45 a.m.
Thursday, August 9 - 9:45 a.m.
Friday, August 10 - 9:45 a.m. (Watts)
Saturday, August 11 - 9:45 a.m. (Watts)
Sunday, August 12 – OFF
Monday, August 13 - 9:45 a.m.
Tuesday, August 14 - 9:45 a.m.
Wednesday, August 15 - 9:45 a.m.
Thursday, August 16 - 9:45 a.m.
Friday, August 17 - 9:45 a.m.
Saturday, August 18 - 9:45 a.m.
Sunday, August 19 – OFF