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Florida A&M football completes first preseason scrimmage

Posted at 10:47 PM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 23:50:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — The original plan was for Florida A&M football to scrimmage in Quincy, the place Head Coach Willie Simmons grew up. However, the weather had different plans Saturday, causing the scrimmage to be postponed to Sunday.

Instead of Quincy, the rattlers faced each other at Bragg Memorial Stadium Sunday morning. "We were happy to get out there on the field today," said Coach Simmons. "Good, hot weather which is something that we needed to continue to get ourselves into playing shape. But, I thought the guys competed well and came away healthy. That's always a plus. All in all, that's a win."

Coach said the rattlers did some great things on both sides of the ball, as well as some things that could use improvement. One thing that stuck out was the defensive side of the ball. They did not let the offense get inside either endzone which coach is very happy about. He said it's one of their mottos this season.

"For those guys, just make the offense snap the ball again. Keep them out of the endzone. Never in the history of football has a team been rewarded for getting down to the one yard line. It's about crossing that white line. That's one of our mottos. Our motto this year is 'fight to finish.' We want to make sure we finish drives on defense to get the offense off the field," said Coach Simmons.

FAMU continues fall camp this week. They face UCF on Aug. 29 in Orlando for their season opener.