Football Team Wraps Up Spring Drills with Red-White Game

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Football Team Wraps Up Spring Drills with Red-White Game

Courtesy of SFU Athletics Communications

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The Red Flash football team hosted its spring game on April 15 at DeGol Field, with the Red Team posting a 14-12 win over the White squad.

Sophomore running back Byron Johnson was one of the standouts for the Red Team, rushing for 104 yards on seven carries, including a 65-yard burst.

“The offensive line did a great job of creating holes and I just tried my best to take advantage,” said Johnson.

Red Flash head coach Chris Villarrial was pleased with his team’s performance.

“I thought the game went very well overall, said Villarrial, who led SFU to a 7-4 record last season. “It was a great time for the players to go out there and compete and also have fun after a long spring process.”

The warm weather and excitement for the upcoming season brought out a nice crowd for the game.

“This was probably the best spring game we had since I’ve been here,” said junior All-Northeast Conference defensive lineman Wes Nagaseu. “The atmosphere was great and it was a good, competitive game on both sides.

“I know we are all teammates at the end of the day, but I am still happy our team won.”

The Red Flash open the 2016 season at the University of Montana on Sept. 3.

Montana advanced to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs last season, defeating South Dakota State in an opening-round game before falling to eventual champion North Dakota State.

“It is a great opportunity for these guys and I think they will be ready to step up to the challenge,” said Villarrial.

“However, we still have a lot of work to do during camp before we can be the team we want to ultimately be.”

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