Perry moves up to No. 2 QB spot for Gamecocks - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Perry moves up to No. 2 QB spot for Gamecocks

Posted: Updated:
(Source: TheBigSpur.com) (Source: TheBigSpur.com)
  • Most ReadMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:43:48 GMT
    June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
  • Police still investigating whether Vicksburg incident was an abduction

    Police find 2-month-old child allegedly abducted in Vicksburg

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:52:07 GMT
    According to law enforcement sources, a 2-month-old baby in Vicksburg has been found, along with the man who is accused of abducting the child.  We are told that suspect kicked in the door at 400 BayouMore >>
    The mother of the child reported that her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Buck, entered her house and took the child without her permission.
    More >>
  • Tropical wave development possible, not likely

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:19:08 GMT
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
    There is currently a lot of misinformation (and fear) floating around the Internet about the development of a hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean threatening the Gulf Coast of the United States late next week.More >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The University of South Carolina football team held its first official scrimmage of the spring on Saturday morning at Williams-Brice Stadium. The offense scored four times during the 60-play scrimmage, with three touchdowns and a field goal.

"A typical scrimmage," said head coach Steve Spurrier. "Some good plays on both sides. The quarterbacks all did pretty decent. I'm not disappointed in the quarterbacks. They're trying as hard as they can. The pass protection isn't all that super right now, but that's part of spring football and letting these young guys play that haven't played much. Hopefully someday they'll become a player, although we're not sure if they will, but we hope they will."

Dylan Thompson marched the offense down the field on the opening series, his only series of the day. The senior quarterback connected on all seven of his passes for 61 yards. Brandon Wilds capped the series with a 5-yard touchdown run.

"Dylan (Thompson) was sharp," noted Coach Spurrier. "Dylan knows what he's doing. He knows where everybody is. It's good to see him dump off to the backs underneath. He has a good awareness of where all the players are and how much time he's got. That's what good quarterbacks have."

The scrimmage ended on the offense's third touchdown of the morning, a throw-back pass from Pharoh Cooper to quarterback Perry Orth, good for 13 yards after it was deflected high in the air by a Gamecock defensive back.

"We got a nice jump ball deflection that Perry Orth stayed with and our DB screwed up trying to intercept on fourth down, very similar to the Georgia-Auburn play," said the Head Ball Coach. "Hopefully we can learn from that and learn to knock it down."

Coach Spurrier singled out a few players who had solid performances. "Darius Paulk made some nice runs at the end. Perry (Orth) did ok. Perry has probably moved up to No. 2 right now. (Brendan) Nosovitch and Connor Mitch are the co-3rd guy right now." Orth was the second quarterback to enter the scrimmage, followed by Nosovitch and Mitch.

Defensively, Larenz Bryant, Jasper Sasser and T.J. Holloman all had interceptions.

The Gamecocks will return to the Bluff Road practice fields on Tuesday afternoon at 4:15 p.m.

Copyright 2014 WIS. All rightsreserved.

  • LOCALLOCALMore>>

  • Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Mississippi unemployment highest in nation

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:43:48 GMT
    June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.June 2014, Labor Market Information Dept.
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
    The most recent numbers have been released and once again, Mississippi's unemployment rate has ranked highest in the nation. The national average, according to the U.S. Labor Department, is 6.2%, whileMore >>
  • Two charged with commercial burglary in Petal

    Two charged with commercial burglary in Petal

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:47:27 GMT
    This is a news release from the Petal Police Department On August 20, 2014, officers with the Petal Police Department responded to an alarm at a commercial business located on South Main Street in Petal.More >>
    On August 20, 2014, officers with the Petal Police Department responded to an alarm at a commercial business located on South Main Street in Petal.  Upon arrival officers located two (2) suspects, later identified as Michael Lamar Morris, and Devante Deshun Martin, in connection with the incident.More >>
  • "Patches" Pet of the Week for 8-20-14

    "Patches" Pet of the Week for 8-20-14

     This week's WDAM Pet of the Week comes from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter Adoption Center. It's a six-year-old male Australian Shepard named Patches.

    More >>

     This week's WDAM Pet of the Week comes from the Southern Pines Animal Shelter Adoption Center. It's a six-year-old male Australian Shepard named Patches.

    More >>