Aug. 10, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico football team conducted its first full pads practice of the preseason, capped by a 30-minute situational scrimmage on Sunday evening at the UNM practice fields. Junior college transfer Aaron Barret's 37-yard field goal was the only scoring in the brief defensive battle.
The situational scrimmage began with the first team offense squaring off against the first team defense, followed by a matchup between the second units. The teams then split again, as the first team defense took on the second string offense and vice-versa. The evening concluded with a spirited contest involving the Lobo newcomers and scout team members.
Earlier in the evening, several Lobos introduced themselves to one another in various drills. Sophomore fullback Adrian Byrd plowed through true freshman defensive back Juamar Hall with a full head of steam. Despite taking the worst of the collision, the 170-pound Hall did well to stand in and force the 225 pounder out of bounds. The defense would eventually get its licks in as lobo safeties Kevin Walton and Sidney Wiley made their presence felt across the middle during seven-on-seven passing drills.
The Lobos preseason practice schedule continues with the first two-a-day sessions on Monday. The morning practice runs from 10:15-11:45 a.m., followed by a evening session from 7:20-9:20 p.m. Check back to golobos.com next week for continued practice updates and photos.