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Football Season is Coming, WSU Holds First Scrimmage

Washington State hosted its first scrimmage on Sunday afternoon. Washington State hosted its first scrimmage on Sunday afternoon.

Washington State University Athletics

LEWISTON, Idaho – Washington State football wrapped up its week in Lewiston with its first scrimmage of the fall Sunday, working through 90-plus plays at Sacajawea Junior High School.

The Cougars offense tossed five touchdowns and did not the ball over while the defense tallied 10 sacks. A young receiver highlighted the day for WSU as freshman wideout Tavares Martin Jr. capped his first week of practice in the Crimson and Gray with an impressive performance, making seven receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns.

Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Luke Falk completed 16-of-21 pass attempts for 144 yards and two touchdowns (7, 18), redshirt-freshman Peyton Bender went 17-of-28 for 184 yards including one 11-yard touchdown and freshman Tyler Hilinski finished the day 15-of-18 for 168 yards and two scores (11, 20).

Junior receiver River Cracraft added five catches for 49 yards and redshirt-junior wideout Gabe Marks caught five passes for a 39 yards including a leaping 11-yard touchdown from Bender. Redshirt-freshman Kyrin Priester caught four passes for 67 yards, freshman wideout Kyle Sweet tallied four catches for 46 yards and junior John Thompson also caught four passes for 36 yards.

Redshirt-senior wide receiver Dom Williams ended the day by catching an 18-yard touchdown from Falk and redshirt-senior Daniel Lilienthal also caught a seven-yard score from Falk. Both of Hilinski’s touchdown tosses went to Martin Jr. who opened the scoring with an 11-yard touchdown and later scored on an acrobatic 20-yard score, diving to come away with the pass.

The defense tallied 10 sacks on the day highlighted by four from freshman Logan Tago. The veterans of redshirt-seniors Ivan McLennan and Darryl Paulo each added a sack as did senior Kache Palacio. Redshirt-freshman Kingston Fernandez added two sacks and freshman Nnamdi Oguayo also recorded one.

The Cougars also worked on field goals throughout the day as well with redshirt-sophomore Erik Powell hitting all three of his attempts ( 47, 37, 42) while freshman Brett Schafer hit from 37 and 42 but missed from 47. Freshman Matt Abramo connected from 43 yards out but missed his next two attempts from 37 and 47.

Washington State will head back to Pullman Sunday night, take Monday off before practicing Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. on Rogers Practice Field.

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