Energetic Penguins Conclude Spring Football Drills

YSU Football Spring Practice
YSU concluded spring drills on Saturday at the WATTS. (Photo by Robert Hayes)

The Youngstown State football team wrapped up its spring practice session with a 95-minute workout at the WATTS on Saturday afternoon. The Penguins spent the primary portion of the workout holding their final scrimmage of the spring.

The offense scored five touchdowns during the workout while the defense registered six sacks and had three pass breakups. 

The first offensive score was by senior tailback Joe Alessi. Alessi scored on a 17-yard scamper for the No. 1 offense against the No. 1 defense. 

Sophomore quarterback Joe Craycraft led the top unit on two other scoring drives. Craycraft found sophomore wide receiver Natavious Payne for a 33-yard score before adding a quarterback keeper for a 15-yard touchdown run later in the scrimmage.

Freshman quarterback Mark Waid ended the spring on a good note. Waid was on the money tossing a 65-yard touchdown pass to Jake Coates on his third series of the scrimmage. 

The final offensive score was a touchdown pass from Conor Collins to Michael Diaz from 12 yards on the last play of the scrimmage.