FOOTBALL HOLDS GREEN & GOLD GAME ON SATURDAY
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State football team will close out its spring practice on Saturday, May 2, with the annual Green & Gold Game at Hornet Stadium. The team will take the field at 10 a.m. with the scrimmage set to begin at 10:45.
Like the previous two scrimmages, the Green & Gold Game will use controlled settings that will place the offense in different situations.
After the defense kept the offense out of the end zone during the first scrimmage, the offense struck for three touchdowns last Saturday. Two of those scores came from receiver Ron Richardson who caught passes of 3- and 14-yards. Redshirt freshman quarterback Dominic Carmazzi also rushed for an 8-yard touchdown. On the play, Carmazzi rolled to his right on an option, he then broke a tackle, turned back left and out ran the defense to the end zone from about 18-yards out.
The offense also stretched the field through the air with a 40-yard reception from redshirt freshman Taylor Schablaske and a 26-yard grab from Richardson.
One problem facing the team has been a lack of bodies. Last weekend, 14 players were inactive due to a variety of circumstances. Of that group, 11 had started at least one game last season.
"It makes things tough," Sacramento State head coach Marshall Sperbeck said after the scrimmage. "Football is a tough game and those players that can fight their way through the little injuries will reap the rewards. We have to have depth to be successful."
Quarterback has been one of the spots hit the hardest during the spring. The team has used a three-man rotation of John Loeliger, Carmazzi and Nick Anderson through the first two games while returners Jason Smith and McLeod Bethel-Thompson have been out. Carmazzi became the latest scratch as the Jesuit HS product had to have an appendectomy earlier this week.
Following the scrimmage, the team will hold a barbaque lunch for fans in attendance.