#CampRebel Report: Team Captains Announced After Scrimmage|
Aug. 13, 2017
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Heading into a well-deserved day off Sunday at #CampRebel, the UNLV football team bussed out to Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday evening to hold a wide-ranging, full-pads scrimmage. While head coach Tony Sanchez said he needed to look at the always-valuable team video before making any definitive assessments, he did give the media on-hand an instant review before heading into the locker room.
“Just finished our first big scrimmage. Got a lot of reps in – over a 105 plays. You have to watch the film (to evaluate),” Sanchez said. “There were some things that may be frustrating right away, some things you like right away, then you go back and watch on film (and see it differently). I think the defense started fast. The offense struggled a little early on in getting their rhythm. The second half was the total opposite. We had a couple of exchange issues that can alter drives. We have to do a better job there. Other than the first drive, when we had a turnover, we did a good job holding on to the ball. We have three weeks until kickoff so we have a long way to go. First scrimmage, we have another one coming up. Got a lot of reps remaining.”
As the squad took a knee for its traditional on-field gathering after the final whistle blew, Sanchez announced the results of the team vote for its annual captains for the 2017 season. Recognized one-by-one was a pair of seniors and a pair of juniors. Of note, three of the four captains are local products.
Senior wide receiver Devonte Boyd (Henderson/Basic HS) and junior center Zack Singer (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman HS) will represent the offense while senior defensive tackle Mike Hughes Jr. (Las Vegas/Palo Verde HS) and junior linebacker Bailey Laolagi (Folsom, CA/Folsom HS) will rep the D.
“Really proud of the guys for doing a good job in picking (team captains). Mike Hughes – a local Vegas guy who has been a leader here for a long time; Devonte Boyd, another guy local guy who has had a helluva career and deserves to be a captain; Bailey Laolagi out of Folsom has done a good job on becoming a leader in this program; and then another local, Zack Singer, who has done a tremendous job and earned lot of guys’ respect. They were the clear-cut winners when we had the team vote.”
Following Sunday’s breather, the team will back on the field Monday morning to kick off Week 3 of #CampRebel.
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