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Towson Scrimmage Shortened By Lightning
Continuing their preparation for the 2009 season, the Tigers held their first pre-season scrimmage at Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. However, the scrimmage was suspended after 36 plays due to a line of thunderstorms that passed through the area.
After waiting 90 minutes for the weather to improve, Coach Rob Ambrose cancelled the rest of the scrimmage.
During the 36-play scrimmage, the Tiger offense showed some life as the unit mounted two long scoring drives.
On the opening possession of the game, freshman quarterback Peter Athens moved the Tigers to the other 25-yard line. However, the drive came up empty when sophomore defensive back Devon Brown made a diving interception in the end zone.
Freshman B.J. Greening provided a highlight for the special teams when he returned a kickoff 58 yards.
Junior tailback Damien Kinchen ran impressively on the second possession of the game. He ran for 32 yards on four carries before freshman quarterback Tommy Chroninger fired a 33-yard pass to junior Chris Sheahin, moving the ball inside the 15-yard line. Two plays later, Chroninger fired a 14-yard touchdown pass to senior David Newsom to cap off an 80-yard, eight-play drive.
On the fourth offensive series of the scrimmage, sophomore quarterback Blair Peterson directed a 70-yard drive that resulted in another TD. Peterson’s 19-yard pass to senior Tamba Tongu moved the ball to the defense’s 36-yard line. Then, sophomore fullback Paul Stefanik took over. He ran for ten yards around left end for a first down. On the next play, Stefanik burst up the middle and broke several tackles en route to a 26-yard touchdown run.
Junior Jon Boyer converted the extra point for the second time in the scrimmage.
Eight plays later, the scrimmage was suspended by lightning.
Kinchen was the leading rusher in the abbreviated scrimmage, gaining 49 yards on seven carries. Freshman Tremayne Dameron ran for 30 yards on six attempts while Stefanik picked up 36 yards on two carries with one touchdown.
Chroninger completed three of four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown while Sheahin was the top receiver with two catches for 48 yards.
By Towson University Athletic Media Relations