JACKSONVILLE — After two live quarters and a pair of 10-minute running-clock periods the first Jacksonville Blue vs. White spring football scrimmage since 2004 ended in a 107-107 tie Friday night at Tomato Bowl.
Quarterback Carter McCown had a huge night, throwing for 392 yards (24-39-0) and five touchdown passes.
Claude Franklin led the Tribe in receiving by catchng five passes for 152 yards and four touchdowns, including a catch and run good for 75 yards.
Tony Lane had four grabs for 81 yards while Datavian Thacker reeled in four catches totalling 49 yards, with two of those being touchdowns.
Lakendrick Anderson turned out to be, perhaps, the biggest surprise of the night.
Anderson, a defensive player, was used in certain situations as a power back and he ended up being the Tribe's leading ground gainer (4-108), proving to be virtually impossible to bring down once he cleared the defensive line.
Jeremy Mumphrey had three runs totaling 87 yards also, with Stacey Cummings adding 56 yards on three scampers.
Indian placekicker Ryan Travis booted a field goal that was just a few inches shy of covering 50 yards while consistanly delivering quality punts and kick offs.
Trent Sansom returned what was the only interception of the night for a pick six that went for 55 yards. He also recoverd a fumble.
Other defensive players of impact were, Shylar Schreier (2 sacks), Jarvis Morrow (fumble recovery), Lakendrick Anderson (sack), J'Moderick Taylor (sack) and Daveion McGowan (sack).
"This is exactly what we wanted," a happyJacksonville head coach Chris Taber said moments after the end of the scrimmage. "You want both sides to have some success and at the end of the night we are one team.
"This is a great bunch of kids that have busted their tails all spring. We are a much better football team now than when we started this thing."