Football
Football Squad Showcases Scoring Touch In Second Scrimmage

 
Jameel Cook had a 7-yard touchdown reception for the Illini in the football squad's second scrimmage of the spring season Friday.
Jameel Cook had a 7-yard touchdown reception for the Illini in the football squad's second scrimmage of the spring season Friday.
 

April 7, 2000

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- In the last practice inside the Memorial Stadium "Bubble", the University of Illinois football team took to the field for the second scrimmage of the spring season, in front of an Illini crowd of 200.

The Illini offense put together three scoring drives, including a 35-yard touchdown pass to freshman Eric McGoey from Champaign native Dustin Ward in the first half of play. Sophomore tailback Antoineo Harris began the scoring with a 2 yard run, followed by the McGoey catch.

In the second half, the defense got on the board with linebacker Mon Long's interception of backup quarterback Walter Young and 30-yard return for touchdown. After fullback Jameel Cook took a Kurt Kittner seven-yard reception into the endzone, sophomore safety Marc Jackson stripped fullback Carey Davis and returned the fumble recovery for 65 yards and a score.

"Today's practice was very heated and the effort was great," head coach Ron Turner said. "Guys were flying to the ball and both the offense and the defense really came out the play. It was good the see the defense play so well and the offense execute the way they should."

Mon Long led the defense with nine tackles in the 80-play scrimmage, followed by linebacker Robert Franklin with seven.

The Illini will be back in action for the last week of spring preparation before the spring game scheduled for April 15 at 2 p.m. Practices are scheduled for Monday, April 10, Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13.

Scoring Summary

1st:Antoineo Harris 2 yd. run (kick good)
1st:Eric McGoey 35-yd reception from Dustin Ward (kick good)
2nd:Mon Long 30-yard interception return
2ndJameel Cook 7 yard reception from Kurt Kittner (kick good)
2nd:Marc Jackson 65-yard fumble recovery

RushingNo.Yds.TD
Washington11570
Davis8390
Cook739
Kittner2320
Harris7251
Ward3160
Harvey420
Young320
Lloyd1-30

PassingCompAtt.Yds.TD
Ward45711
Kittner618671
Young0300

Receiving

No. YdsTD
McGoey2571
Moorehead2250
Whitman1150
Hodges1100
Cook171
Lloyd160
Lewis160

Defense

M. Long9
Franklin7
Young6
Schumacher6
Wilson4
M. Jackson3
Hood3

Sacks

Moore1-10
Garrett1-1
McGill1-2
R. Long1-2

PRACTICE TIMES: Practices are open to the public and media and photographers will be able to shoot the first 20 minutes. The 2000 spring practice times are as follows:

Practice #12Monday, April 103:45 p.m.
Practice #13Wednesday, April 123:45 p.m.
Practice #14Thursday, April 133:45 p.m.
Spring GameSaturday, April 152:00 p.m.
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