Football Completes Final Preseason Scrimmage
Aug. 22, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore quarterback Josh Bordner connected with junior wide receiver Johnathan Coleman for a 13-yard touchdown to successfully conclude Boston College's fourth - and final - football scrimmage of the 2012 preseason training camp on Wednesday at Alumni Stadium.
Prior to the touchdown strike, junior placekicker Nate Freese connected on field goals from 37 and 34 yards during game-simulated situational play and finished 2-for-3 in field goal attempts during the scrimmage. He combined to connect on 8-of-9 field goal attempts in the four scrimmages of preseason.
Junior quarterback Chase Rettig completed 7-of-13 passing attempts for 130 yards and one touchdown. Rettig connected with Bobby Swigert for a 50-yard touchdown pass on the opening series of the scrimmage.
"The defense was in a cover two, and he had the middle read," Rettig said. "It worked out well. He ended up making a good run and catch."
Bordner concluded the day 4-for-10 in passing attempts for 36 yards and the touchdown strike to Coleman during overtime game simulation.
Bright spots on offense also included junior tailback Tahj Kimble, who carried the ball seven times for 26 yards. Mike Javorski and Ted Davenport carried five times apiece and Paul Maglio rushed three times for 11 yards and caught two passes.
Senior linebacker Nick Clancy led all defensive players with six tackles, while junior linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis recorded four tackles and one pass break up. Six-foot-7, 250-pound freshman defensive end Malachi Moore knocked down a Rettig pass at the line of scrimmage and senior defensive tackle Bryan Murray also registered a pass break up. Kasim Edebali recorded a sack during situational play.
Senior Colin Larmond, Jr. led the receiving corps with three receptions for 61 yards, while junior Bobby Swigert caught two passes for 58 yards, including a touchdown. Coleman was one of seven player to record one reception on the day.
Senior Gerald Levano punted three times, pinning a 33-yard punt on the 13 yard line and notching a 53-yard punt.
There are 10 days to season's kickoff when Boston College hosts Miami in its season opener on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Stadium.