**For Immediate Release**
A Good Saturday to Conclude OPSU Spring Football
-by Aggie Sports on 04/11/05
Goodwell, OK - On Saturday morning, Oklahoma Panhandle State football coach Kyle Davis led his team through a spirited scrimmage, signaling both the end of spring drills and the promise of another good Aggie season in the fall.
After warm-ups, the squad did some special teams work and then went "live" for 55 plays. The first 15 pitted the first team offense against the second team defense, and the next 15 matched the second team offense with the first team defense.The final 25 plays of the scrimmage featured the first team offense and the first team defense, head to head.Davis said he was very pleased with the progress that his team as a whole had made during off-season conditioning as well as the spring scrimmage.Davis, who took over the Aggie program in January, had good things to say about the teamwork of the Aggies and also singled out fine Saturday performances by offensive players Steven Jackson and Juan Rios, as well as defenders Ranaoldo Davis, Luke Arita and Jeborric Evans.Jackson will be a senior in the fall and did a good job as a wide receiver last fall and has been working out at that position this spring, as well as at quarterback. Coach Davis said that Jackson has "exceptionally quick feet."Rios, a sophomore-to-be (all 6’4 and 340 pounds of him) also worked hard during the scrimmage and received praise from his head coach.The names (Ranaoldo) Davis and Evans are familiar to Aggie football fans. Both did good work Saturday and were involved in several big hits as they prepare for their respective senior seasons in the fall. Ranaoldo Davis was All-Independent Football Alliance (IFA) as a middle linebacker last season, and Evans received All-IFA, All-Region, and All-America honors as a defensive back.One of the players that Coach Davis was most pleased with was Arita, who will be a junior in the fall. The 6’4, 250-pounder from Enid, OK has worked very hard this spring and was a force to be reckoned with on Saturday as a defensive lineman.
The Aggies were 6-5 in each of the previous two seasons and have the sights set on yet another successful season.