Norfolk State Head Coach Latrell Scott (WAVY Video Still)
Former Highland Springs QB Juwan “Pootie” Carter is set to lead the Spartans in 2018
by Brian Parsons, WAVY-TV 10 (a special contribution to recruit757)
This is coach Latrell Scott’s fourth season, and its the first time that the offense has won the spring game.
Sophomore Juwan Carter completed 22 of 27 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns to lead the NSU offense to a 50-25 win over the defense.
Carter threw touchdown passes of 18 yards to Chuma Awanna and 36 yards to Anthony Williams in a scrimmage using a modified scoring system to award points to the defense for turnovers, forcing punts, and other outcomes.
Aaron Savage and Cameryn Brent scored on 1-yard touchdown runs as well. Brent, a junior college transfer, led the way for the ground game with 12 rushes for 48 yards.
Freshman quarterback D’Andre Thomas, a Fork Union Military Academy mid-year transfer, completed 5-of-7 passes for 53 yards. Marcus Taylor led all players with six catches.
The Spartans open the 2018 season in the Labor Day Classic on Sept. 1 against Virginia State University at Dick Price Stadium.
– Brian Parsons