SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State football team will
participate in its final spring practice this Saturday when it
partakes in its annual Green-Gold Scrimmage. The game will be held at
Hornet Stadium and will begin at 6 p.m. Admission for the game is $2
and tickets can be purchased at the Hornet Stadium Box Office.
The contest will pit the Hornet offense against the defense in
numerous game situations. A scoring system has been derived by the
coaches which will allow the two units to compete against one another.
The event is designed for the entire family with balloon animals,
face painting and gyrowheel rides available for free to children.
Following the game, local musical group Soul Taco will perform.
Sacramento State is coming off of its best season since moving to
Division I-AA in 1993. The Hornets posted a 7-4 overall record and a
5-3 mark in Big Sky Conference games in 2000. Last season, the school
also set a new attendance record averaging 11,487 over five games -
the 27th best mark in all of Division I-AA.
The team enters the 2001 season with a lot of returning talent on
defense. Sacramento State is slated to return eight starters
including three (Bilal Watkins, Santi Hall and Lee Turner) who were
named all-Big Sky last season. The offense will be under the
leadership of freshman quarterback Ryan Leadingham. Junior Derard
Barton and sophomore Brett Collins will also fight for the
opportunity to replace All-American Charles Roberts in the starting
lineup at tailback.