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Bailey's Take on Pirate Sports

From the Anchor Desk
Friday, August 23, 2002
By Brian Bailey
Sports Anchor of WNCT-TV 9


Scrimmage leaves big question unanswered


Chicken or egg: Which came first?

After watching his defense dominate his offense in East Carolina’s scrimmage last weekend, Coach Steve Logan was asked the all-important question.

Does this mean the defense is better, or is the offense worse?

The coach was quick to offer his opinion.

“You tell me,” Logan said. “I’ve been a part of these scrimmages for many a season, and you just really can’t tell about some things.

"I do think we continue to get better on both sides of the football, and that’s really all that you can ask from the players. They are giving a great effort.”

Logan continued, “The offense is really coming together. But we need to play a game. That first game can’t really get here fast enough in some ways.”

Logan and the Pirates will conduct the team’s final scrimmage of the season on Saturday. This one will be a situational and substitution scrimmage.

“We’ll take a look at our personnel in every aspect of the game. We’ll figure out who needs to be where on any and all plays, including some of the stuff you don’t see everyday.”

Former Williamston star transfers

I was sad to find out that former Williamston star D’Brian Hudgins had decided to transfer.

Hudgins was a great running back for Harold Robinson and the Tigers, and I was really hoping to see him do some great things in the purple and gold.

I had a chance to watch him a couple of times in person during his high school career, and he was something special.

Hudgins transferred to North Carolina A&T.

He led Williamston to the State 1A title back in 1999. He was the MVP for the game, rushing for 317 yards.

Duke looking for balanced attack

Most observers feel that Duke will snap the nation’s longest losing streak at some point this season.

Pirate fans are certainly hoping that the streak goes to at least 24 in a row before the Devils win a game.

Duke’s latest scrimmage included a nice performance from tailback Chris Douglas. Douglas rushed for 111 yards on 10 carries in that workout on Wednesday night at Wallace Wade Stadium.

As far as the quarterbacks go, Chris Dapolito was 4-8 for 36 yards, while Adam Smith was 9-14 for 97 yards.

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