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EIU football wraps up spring ball

CHARLESTON -- Coming off a 6-5 season, the Panthers defense is looking to step up to get EIU back to the playoffs.

The calendar may say April, but it sure didn't feel like it. With the cold weather and the EIU football team back out on O'Brien Field, it had all the makings for a fall Saturday.

"The throw I had, coach was telling me they were going to throw a deep route for the end of the quarter. So, he was like 'We just need you to go up and get it.' So I just went up there and got it," Alexander Hollins said.

"I think we missed some opportunities offensively but also I think we saw some young kids defensively stepping up and making some plays. That's always good to see," head coach Kim Dameron added. 

"We just didn't execute as well," Mitch Kimble said. "We came out pretty good and just kind of died down there at the end, but other than that I think we'll be alright."

"It's tough on a head coach because you don't know until you get into film," Dameron explained. "You want the offense to go up and down the field but then you'd be scared to death about the defense. And you want the defense to make a lot of stops but then you'd be scared to death about the offense. It's kind of a deal of I just want to see kids do well and do what we ask them to do."

The Panthers will continue with summer ball before they open up the season at Indiana State August 31st. 

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