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Flames Wrap Up Training Camp with 2013 Fan Fest
Liberty Athletics held its second annual Flames Football Fan Fest on Saturday night at Williams Stadium, scrimmaging for nearly an hour before an assembled crowd.
The evening workout was Liberty's last full practice of preseason training camp. The team will return to Williams Stadium for their annual Photo Day on Sunday, followed by a 30-minute special teams practice tomorrow night.
During the evening's scrimmage, both Liberty's offensive and defensive units showcased their abilities at various times, led by a number of underclassmen.
Sophomore running back D.J. Abnar broke free for a 25-yard run early in the scrimmage, marking the largest gain on any play all evening.
Later, sophomore kicker John Lunsford got the white-clad offense on the board, splitting the uprights on a 34-yard field goal.
Freshman defensive lineman Roger Bryan accounted for the scrimmage's lone takeaway, pouncing on a fumble in the backfield.
The night's only touchdown came on a unique play during one of the final offensive series. Freshman quarterback Stephon Masha's pass went through the hands of receiver Greg Pratt before it was hauled in by redshirt freshman tight end Canon Smith in the south end zone for a 16-yard touchdown reception.
After the scrimmage was over, Liberty's coaches and players made themselves available for photos and autographs in the Williams Stadium concourse, completing the evening's festive atmosphere.
After the special teams workout tomorrow night, Liberty will not return to the practice field until Tuesday afternoon. Liberty's players will have Monday off from practice, allowing them to focus on their academic schedule on the university's first day of classes.