Courtesy of Charleston Southern Athletics
CHARLESTON, S.C. - For the second year in a row the offense edged the defense, winning 30-21 in the 2010 Memorial Spring Game, Saturday at Buccaneer Field.
A.J. Toscano led the offensive charge with 192 passing yards as the squad posted 329 yards through the air. Toscano completed nine of his 18 pass attempts with two interceptions, but used a 73-yard pass to Kwame Krakue to boost his numbers. Andrew Trudnowski completed eight of his 13 passes for 85 yards and did not throw a pick.
Gerald Stevenson and Estevan Cintron combined to account for 164 yards of offense, with Stevenson leading the rushing attack with 39 yards on seven carries, scoring two of the team's three touchdowns. Cintron rushed for 27 yards on eight carries and had 67 yards on four receptions.
John Paglia also aided the offense with a pair of field goals, connecting from 32 and 39 yards after missing his first attempt of the game.
For the defense, Anthony Velez, James Antaplyan, Kenny Johnson and Charles James all led the squad with seven tackles, while linebackers Cornelius Sterling and Bradley Sweatt each had six.
Sweatt, David Jackson and Austin Wald each had an interception, with Sweatt picking off the first pass of the game, returning it 34 yards for the touchdown.
The team also used the opportunity to give out the most improved position awards from spring drills, the distinguished service award and the Edward A. Gadson Memorial Scholarship recipient. The full list of awards can be found below.
Charleston Southern will start the 2010 season with three home games, beginning with North Greenville on September 4.