**For Immediate Release**
Aggies Continue to Prepare for Opener with Langston
by Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports
Goodwell, Okla. - The Oklahoma Panhandle State football team went through a spirited scrimmage last Saturday and there were plenty of big plays and big hits. The scrimmage was played under game conditions and matched the first and second team offensive and defensive units against the scout teams.
Mike Wyatt, entering his first season as the Aggie head coach, was optimistic after the contest – the last scrimmage before the OPSU home opener this coming Saturday night against Langston University. “We saw some very positive things out there and we saw our strengths as well as our weaknesses, and we have lots of work to do, especially on our special teams,” Wyatt said.
The final score was 13-0 in favor of the first/second team. The two touchdowns were both via short runs and were accomplished by a pair of tough junior backs – Matt Brocki (Gurnee, Illinois) and Jonathan Williams (Magnolia, Mississippi).
Wyatt added that he saw some very good attitudes and excellent performances during the session and gave special praise to wide receivers Chris Manross, a freshman from Perryton, Texas and Chad Sauceda, a junior from Lubbock, along with junior linebacker Matt Warner of Herrin, Illinois.
The always upbeat Wyatt also said he liked what he saw from his #1 quarterback, Gabe Gillmore, a junior from Amarillo -- along with Williams and Brocki.
The scout teams were primarily made up of younger players and Wyatt said he was very pleased with their efforts and that they gave the veteran players some very good looks under game conditions.
The Aggies will go up against Langston this Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at Carl Wooten Field on the OPSU campus. For those who cannot attend the game in Goodwell, fans can listen to all the football action live from KGYN via internet broadcast with a kick-off time set for 7:00 p.m. Log on to www.opsu.edu and click on Athletics to find the link. Fans may also catch the game on PTCI’s DITV channel 150.
Tailgate party! Everyone is invited to join Aggie football fans for free hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and drinks prior to the game on Saturday. The party will be held outside the east entrance to the football stadium at 5:30 and includes music and some OPSU giveaways. Free will donations will be taken to benefit the Rhyan and Mindy Daugherty family help cover medical expenses related to their new son, Keenan. Rhyan is the Holter Hall Resident Director.