Camp Notes: Scrimmage Notes
Aug. 18, 2012
ELY, Nev. (UNLVRebels.com) - Despite a soggy start to the day, the Rebels wrapped up their first week of fall camp with a scrimmage on Saturday.
The day started at Broadbent Park, but due to heavy rain, was moved to White Pine High School so the players could practice on artificial turf.
"It is good practice to have to redirect and adapt," head coach Bobby Hauck said. "I think that helps you with road travel. Those are learning things that we can take to the bank."
Both quarterbacks fared well during the live-action scrimmage, as freshman Nick Sherry was 7-of-16 for 93 yards including one touchdown and one interception. Junior Caleb Herring went 7-of-8 for 68 yards, including one touchdown.
After the scrimmage was over, the team returned to Broadbent Park to shower before having tri-tip and chicken for dinner.
The biggest note of the 65-play scrimmage was the enthusiastic play of the defense. There were 13 tackles for loss, including nine sacks.
"I thought the hitting was good today," Hauck said. "The enthusiasm was great, these guys really love to play. That's a major step forward for our football team."
On the receiving end, Maika Mataele and Aaron Reed both caught touchdowns. Mataele's came from Sherry and Reed's came from Herring. Mataele finished the day with two catches for 40 yards and Reed finished with two catches for 37 yards.
Tyler Gaston pulled down the lone interception of the day as one of Sherry's passes was tipped.
The Rebels return to practice tomorrow at Broadbent Park at 2:30 p.m. for the only practice of the day.