MONROE, La. –The ULM football team completed its 2017 spring practice schedule with the annual Maroon-Gold Spring game inside JPS Field at Malone Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The contest pitted the offense against the defense and allowed fans one final time to see the Warhawks before the fall camp and the 2017 season gets underway.
The game was highlighted by the air attack, led by rising sophomore Caleb Evans’ three touchdowns, including a pair to rising senior Brian Williams. The pair hooked up in the first quarter on a 17-yard touchdown pass and in the fourth quarter the two connected again, this time with a seven yard reception, to lead to the final touchdown of the game. Evans’ other touchdown came on a deep pass to rising junior Marcus Green, who fought off a defender on the way to a 50-yard touchdown.
Williams finished with six catches for 55 yards and two touchdowns, while Green ended the game with two total catches for 72 yards.
The running game was led by Austin Vaughn, who had 45 total yards on the ground over seven carries on the game, as four of the five running backs that played Saturday all recorded 24 yards or more on the ground.
Defensively, rising redshirt-freshman Kerry Starks had a strong day, finishing with three tackles, a pair of sacks and a forced fumble in the contest. Soon-to-be senior Juwan Offray intercepted a pass and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown, while rising sophomore Luke Hedrick also picked off a pass. Overall, the defense held the offense to 104 total yards of rushing.
The Warhawks now begin preparations for fall camp and the 2017 season. More information about ULM’s 2017 schedule and opponents can be found here. Season tickets for the 2017 season are on sale now and can be purchased online at this link or by calling the ULM Ticket Office at 342-HAWK.
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