Southeastern wraps up Blue/White spring game
DURANT, Oklahoma (KTEN) - Southeastern football completed their 2023 Spring Game Saturday afternoon. The Blue/White scrimmage was played over two days with the first half on Thursday, April 20 and the final two quarters this afternoon at Paul Laird Field.
The scrimmage featured an offense versus defense format with a hybrid scoring system; the offense scored in its traditional ways, but the defense earned one point for stopping a drive, three points for a three-and-out or a fourth down stop, and seven points for a forced turnover.
Although the players and coaches remained the same between days, Head Coach Bo Atterberry told KTEN there were massive differences in his team's performance.
"We didn't turn the ball over Thursday and the score reflected it and we did turn the ball over Saturday and the score reflected it." Atterberry said.
The Savage Storm implemented several quarterbacks into the rotation on offense and each of them threw interceptions on Saturday. The picks were not to be outdone by a deep ball touchdown caught by Marquis Gray.
Despite the turnovers on Saturday, Atterberry was pleased with what he saw from his guys and got an excellent sense of where they are and where they need to be.
"It's really just two scrimmages to be honest with you," Atterberry said. "It allows you to evaluate some things and hopefully they will take a step in the right direction and not play too many snaps at once when we have a roster that's so small right now. They have grown. That's a completely new system, new coaches, so them along with everybody else I'm very proud of."
Southeastern opens the 2023 season on the road against Southern Arkansas August 31. Their first home game is September 9 vs Henderson State at Paul Laird Field.