‘Bows hold final scrimmage of Training Camp, Chow calls offense ‘very encouraging’

Ikaika Woolsey

For the second and final time in training camp, the University of Hawaii football team went head to head this afternoon, holding an offense versus defense scrimmage at Ching Field Tuesday.

Last Wednesday, the defense was head and shoulders ahead of the first team offense, leading head coach Norm Chow to say that he was disappointed in the unit’s performance.

However, this time around, starting quarterback Ikaika Woolsey and company answered the call. Despite taking some licks from the “guys in green,” the offense showed major signs of improvement from last week, scoring three touchdowns in five un-downed possessions, making the most of the team’s final full-contact workout until kickoff.

“We started a little slow, but when you start from minus 30, it’s tough to stay in drive. But I thought Ikaika handled the team very well and we still have a long way to go, but we still have time so it was every encouraging today — very, very encouraging,” said Chow.

The sophomore QB Woolsey, who did rush for an estimated 40 yards on six carries, also expressed satisfaction with his unit’s growth, saying “I feel like today was a lot better than the first scrimmage. We fixed up a few mistakes, but at the end of the day, there are some things you can’t fix and we gotta get ready for August 30, but I feel like today was better than the first scrimmage.”

Training Camp continues Wednesday. Kick-off against 25th ranked Washington is set for August 30.

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