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First Week Of Lehigh Preseason Camp In The Books

It's hot, it's muggy and it's sticky, but all that's doing for Patriot League football fans is getting them in the mood for football season.

The Mountain Hawks, who are finishing up their second week of practice and their first scrimmage with full contact.

"Our kids really competed well," head coach Andy Coen said. "It was good to see sophomore RB Nick Thevanayagam play really well for us. Really, the thought process was to get Dom a series and get him out and get Nick and sophomore RB Micco Brisker involved. (Micco) did a nice job. Caught the ball out of the backfield. I think he's going to be somebody that's going to be a different guy this year than he was last year."

The news wasn't all good, however, as it was revealed via Twitter that senior LB Colton Caslow was battling an injury.



In the official write-up of the scrimmage, Andy singled out junior DE Tyler Cavenas and freshman DL Colin Nace as standout performers, and Cavenas talked on LehighSports.Com's video recap.  "Nace is going to keep getting better for us," Andy said.

"I think things went really well," Cavenas also said.  "This is first time we've been allowed to tackle, and we're going to see good things on film and bad things on film.  When camp starts, you're waiting for the first chance to hit, and it's nice to come out here and get after it.

"I think just, keeping up the tempo," senior QB Nick Shafnisky said after being asked what the key to the season on offense will be.  "When you're going fast, you have so many weapons to worry about, you gotta worry about junior WR Troy Pelletier, or junior WR Gatlin Casey out there, you gotta worry about sophomore RB Dom Bragalone running the ball,   You have to worry about senior WR Derek Knott or senior WR Trevor Socarras catching an alert pass.  There are so many different things."

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