Football opens spring play

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Senior kicker Carson Greifenkamp demonstrates kicking during their spring game April 24.Kalli Bubb/The News Senior kicker Carson Greifenkamp demonstrates kicking during their spring game April 24.

Story by Mallory Tucker, Staff writer

Kalli Bubb/The News Senior kicker Carson Greifenkamp demonstrates kicking during their spring game April 24.

Kalli Bubb/The News
Senior kicker Carson Greifenkamp demonstrates kicking during their spring game April 24.

The football team wrapped up spring practice April 24 with a scrimmage and the first “Fastest Friday in Kentucky,” a day filled with activities and competitions for fans including Minute to Win It games, flag football and multiple giveaways.

On the field, the team alternated quarterbacks as it ran plays with breaks filled by Greek organizations competing in flag football. Redshirt sophomore quarterback KD Humphries calls the completion of the spring season bittersweet.

“Finishing up spring ball, you know, it’s a bittersweet moment,” Humphries said. “Knowing that Saturday was the last day we get to put the pads on and compete against each other for a long time. Going through the whole summer and not having to put on pads again or be on the field with our brothers until the end of July, early August.”

First-year Head Coach Mitch Stewart commentated both the scrimmage and the flag football game, adding color and excitement to the event as fans looked on from the bleacher seats.

Alpha Gamma Delta and Pi Kappa Alpha took home trophies for racking up the most points during the day’s events.

Despite the fun surrounding them, the team remained focused on showcasing improvements they’ve made during spring practice.

“The best part about spring practice has been how physical both sides of the ball have been playing,” Humphries said. “Our defense has really stepped it up a notch, being such a physical defense, which has also made us offensive players become more physical.”

Under Stewart’s guidance, the team is looking forward to returning in the fall with set goals in mind.

“Goals for this year, this fall, is to come out every game ready to play,” Humphries said. “Just go out and have fun, and everything else should take care of itself. Just be mentally ready and all the physical parts should fall in place.”