Griz look balanced in first fall scrimmage

Griz look balanced in first fall scrimmage (8-11-14)

MISSOULA, Mont. - The Montana Grizzly football team had an all around balanced scrimmage Sunday night inside Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

The Grizzlies spent the first portion of the scrimmage working on special teams and kicking. Harrison Greenberg, Chris Lider, and Dan Sullivan all were  three-of-four on field goal attempts, each with a long kick of 40 yards.

Senior halfback Jordan Canada scored the first touchdown of the night scoring on a 25-yard run. The Griz offense scored two other times during the scrimmage. The other two touchdowns of the night were scored on a few series that started from the 4-yard line. The first score came on a 4-yard pass from Jordan Johnson to junior wide receiver Chase Naccarato, while the second was an 8-yard run by redshirt freshman quarterback Makena Simis.

The defense also had its shining moments Sunday night. Sophomore defensive tackle Zach Peevey finished the night second in tackles four, including two for losses. Junior linebacker Kendrick Van Ackeren had a scrimmage-high five tackles.

"Everyone's playing good, everyone's playing technical everyone's doing their job," said Griz cornerback Nate Harris. "The little things we just have to tighten down, but other than that I feel like we're right where we want to be."

"I loved the way the defense ran to the football," said Montana head football coach Mick Delaney. "I think we tackled well that was our goal going into spring and our goal at the start of ball here and I think for the most part we tackled real well and you know that's a plus."

UM's next scrimmage is slated for Saturday, Aug. 16, starting around 10:10 a.m. in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

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