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April 15, 2002

Warriors Show Spring Skills At Scrimmage

HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii Warrior football team completed spring drills with the annual Spring Challenge at Cooke Field Sunday afternoon.

A crowd of about 1,800 joined the pre-scrimmage festivities that included autographs and picture-taking with players and coaches, a kid's zone, and quarterback and kicking challenges.

The offense vs. defense scrimmage took place at about 6:30 p.m. The Warrior offense ran about 50 plays from the 45-yard line. Three quarterbacks, Shawn Withy-Allen, Jason Whieldon, and Jeff Rhode, all took snaps from center. Timmy Chang did not participate in spring drills to recover from wrist surgery.

Justin Colbert and Kanale George both caught long passes for touchdowns to help the offense win, 66-35, according to the scoring system that awarded two points to the offense for every completion.

The events concluded with a concert featuring Henry Kapono and Na Leo. Head Coach June Jones and the Warriors will take the summer off and hit the turf for official practice beginning August 10. They will prepare to open the 2002 season August 31 against Eastern Illinois at Aloha Stadium.

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