ENMU set to wrap up spring drills

Staff report
PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University plans to wrap up spring drills tonight with its annual Green & Silver game, slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Greyhound Stadium.

About 85 players are involved in spring drills, coach Josh Lynn said, adding that a player draft was conducted on Sunday night.

Captains for the Silver team are quarterback Jeremy Buurma, center Maanaima Lang and defensive lineman Michael Cowden, while captains for the Green team are quarterback Ryan Greene, center Lane Cummings and defensive lineman Dakota Montoya.

Lynn said the offense, with nine projected returning starters, is ahead of the defense at this point.

“But defensively, we’ve made great improvement over the last 14 practices,” Lynn said. “We need some young guys to step up, especially in the secondary, and I think they’ve done that.”

Lynn said the scrimmage will consist of two 12-minute quarters in the first half.

“The second half, we’ll see where we are in reps,” he said. “We might do a running clock in the second half.”

The Hounds are scheduled to report for fall camp on Sunday, Aug. 9, with practice to begin the following day. Lynn said another 50-60 newcomers are expected to join the squad at that time.
ENMU begins an 11-game regular season, including two LSC playoffs games, with a Thursday home contest against New Mexico Highlands on Sept. 3.