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UW football team impresses at Saturday scrimmage

UW football players sign autographs on Saturday. (via University of Wyoming Athletics)

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Cowboy football team hit the field on Saturday for a preseason scrimmage, delighting a strong contingent of diehard fans inside War Memorial Stadium.

It marked the second straight Saturday that Wyoming has held an open practice. Last Saturday, the team hosted a youth clinic prior to practice that saw nearly 200 kids participate.

The scrimmage lasted just over two hours, with the team working on various in-game situations. Following practice, the Cowboys took pictures and signed autographs for the fans in attendance.

Head coach Jay Sawvel returns a core of veteran players to his roster, including three players. That group saw action in nearly 50 plays during the scrimmage, the first-year head coach said.

Wyoming will have five more practices remaining this spring, with the Spring Game on April 27 wrapping up the schedule.

“It was a beautiful day and [I’m] appreciative of all the fans that came out today and watched us run around,” Sawvel said. “We got a lot of scenarios in today, four-minute and two-minute. It was a good day in pads. We have work to do, but we have a great work ethic. This is more plays that we have done in a scrimmage since I have been here. I love the way that we are working.”