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Fan Fest Wraps Up Preseason Training Camp
Liberty Athletics held its third annual Flames Fan Fest on Saturday night at Williams Stadium, scrimmaging for nearly an hour before a large crowd of supporters.
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.
Liberty's defense controlled the pace of play for the most of the evening, stopping its offensive counterparts on 11 of 13 drives.
Joshua Yoda set the tone early for Liberty's defense, breaking up a pass attempt by quarterback Josh Woodrum over the middle of the field on a third-down play and Woodrum's first passing attempt of the evening.
Defensive lineman JaRon Greene recorded multiple sacks during the scrimmage, two of which stopped the Flames on third-down plays. Cornerback Kenny Scott kept Woodrum from completing a deep pass down the field to Dante Shells midway through the workout.
Woodrum helped the offense score its first touchdown of the night when he completed a 15-yard passing play to tight end Kendall Couamin in the corner of the end zone.
Liberty's offense also scored on the final drive of the evening when quarterback Javan Shashaty broke free and was able to scamp down the field to score on a 38-yard touchdown run.
Liberty almost scored a third time on a trick play when Woodrum handed wide receiver Gabe Henderson the ball on a reverse play. Henderson, who signed at Liberty as a quarterback, completed a 46-yard touchdown pass to Darrin Peterson, but the play was negated because of a penalty.
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.