Friday, August 22, 2008

West Texas A&M - Football & Volleyball Practice Updates

Freshman LB Brown stars in scrimmage

By Greg Jaklewicz

Chris Brown was everywhere on the field Thursday morning. Which is why his next destination is Grand Junction, Colo.

The true freshman outside linebacker from Palo Duro made big-time plays - two batted-down passes, a sack and six tackles to lead the team - in the first half. It's that kind of play that earned him a position on the squad of 60 West Texas A&M players who will travel to next week's season-opener at Mesa State.

"It's been fun to be at a new level with new faces," Brown said. He said learning the Buffs defensive scheme was "a hassle at first" and he was rushing himself. When he slowed down, it all began to come together.

Go to the Amarillo Globe News for the rest of the story.
Flemming puts running game in gear

By Greg Jaklewicz

Talk a year ago was that Keithon Flemming, son of former West Texas A&M receiver Keith Miller, was the answer to the Buffs' questions at running back .

And was he ever.

In the season opener against No. 8 South Dakota, the transfer from Wyoming rushed for 166 yards and had 221 all-purpose yards. He scored WT's first two touchdowns, the first on a straight-forward 1-yard rush, the second on a dazzling 55-yard burst.

Flemming became the first Buffs running back to gain 1,000 yards since DeWayne Miles in 2000. Flemming totaled 1,198 yards, the sixth-best season rushing total in WT history. He added 647 receiving yards and 207 yards on punt returns.

Go to the Amarillo Globe News for the rest of the story.
Injuries impact WT's practices

By Austin Corder

The football field is not the only place the agony of two-a-days is experienced during August.

Inside the West Texas A&M Fieldhouse, volleyball head coach Tony Graystone has been holding his own rigorous two-a-day practices for nearly two weeks, preparing the Lady Buffs for the upcoming season and a run at a national title.

"Practices have been pretty good so far," said Graystone, who has led WT to the NCAA Division II semifinals the past two years. "We've been coming along well, though we aren't quite as healthy right now as we'd like to be, but I think we're doing OK. We've just got to continue getting better every day, and I think within the next week, we'll start looking like we're ready for the season."

Go to the Amarillo Globe News for the rest of the story.

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