William & Mary concludes spring
Tribe have strong effort on defense in annual Green-Gold game
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- William and Mary concluded its spring practice season with the annual Green and Gold game before a crowd of approximately 1,500 fans at Zable Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Players on both sides of the ball provided a number of highlights. The offense scored a pair of touchdowns and converted four-of-five field goal attempts, while the defense totaled six interceptions and three sacks.
Quarterback Brent Caprio completed 9 of 20 passes for a team-high 103 yards, while Michael Graham threw a four-yard touchdown pass to tight end Bo Revell.
Running back Meltoya Jones rushed for 27 yards on five carries and recorded a 6-yard touchdown run, while Keith McBride totaled 20 yards on four carries.
Wideout Sean Ballard was the team's leading receiver with three catches for 47 yards, while Tre McBride totaled three receptions for 43 yards.
Defensively, cornerback Ryan Smith was one of five players to record an interception, as he came up with a pair of picks. Safety Ivan Tagoe, linebacker Jabrel Mines, cornerback DeAndre Houston-Carson and linebacker Jake Wasko also registered interceptions.
Defensive end Quincey September had an impressive afternoon and earned sack, two tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a blocked field goal. Defensive end Braxton Hicks and linebacker Matthew Pocta also posted sacks.
Placekicker/punter John Carpenter was outstanding on special teams and converted four-of-five field goal attempts, including a long of 53 yards.
At the completion of the game, the team announced the captains for the 2012 season as derived from a team vote. A pair of players garnered the honor -- linebacker Jabrel Mines and safety Brian Thompson.
Another major team award was announced on Saturday, as offensive lineman Trevor Springman was selected as the recipient of the John A. Stewart Winter Warrior Award, which is given annually to the player, or players, who best exemplify the qualities of dedication, effort and achievement that defined Stewart's career at William & Mary. Awardees are judged on their improvements both on the field and in the off-season training program.