Gold springs to win over Maroon


ULM Hawkeye

Football season is back. Well, for one day at least.

The annual Maroon and Gold Spring Game took place Saturday at Malone Stadium. The Gold team got the 24-17 victory.

Head coach Todd Berry talked about the way the defense made plays during the game.

“We need to understand that we’ve got a chance to be not just good, but great, and I think that this group has responded well to that challenge.”

A promising first drive for the Maroon ended by way of a fumble that was recovered by Ben Banogu.

The Gold team quickly gained control after the turnover. Garrett Smith needed just one play to throw a 30-yard touchdown to redshirt junior wide reciever Jared Mapps.

The Gold team’s defense would shut down the Maroon team offensively on the next drive. Maroon’s defense would answer by way of a Roland Jenkins interception.

The Maroon team would get on the board on a Craig Ford field goal.

The gold team would come out and control the early part of the second half. The team pushed the score to 17-3 after a rushing touchdown from Smith.

A 15-yard touchdown pass to Tre’ Perrier gave the Gold team a seemingly insurmountable 24-3 lead.

The Maroon team got a big boost by way of a 70-yard touchdown pass from Earnest Carrington to Marcus Green.

The Maroon would get one more score to bring the final score to 24-17 in favor of the Gold.

The Warhawks will play the first game of the year on Sept. 5 in Athens.

The team’s schedule features another SEC game against Alabama.

ULM’s home slate includes game with Georgia Southern and Arkansas State.