Second scrimmage better for Wildcats despite injury


LEXINGTON, Ky (WYMT)- After saying the first scrimmage was just ok August 10th, Head Coach Mark Stoops said the second scrimmage went better.

"You know I think both units the offense the defense, even special teams, all three units did some really good things at times," said Stoops. "I felt like there where times where one side of the ball had success because the other being a bit sloppy and we have to clean that up. I want to see more good fundamental football across the board where one side of the ball is seeing success or winning for making outstanding plays."

The Wildcats will have two more weeks of practice including a final scrimmage August 24th.

Kentucky will start the 2019 season August 31st against Toledo at Noon.

During the second scrimmage the Cats did suffer an injury. Coach Stoops said freshman quarterback Nik Scalzo suffered a right knee injury during the action. The injury occurred on same knee in which he tore his ACL during his senior high school season.

Scalzo was taking 4th team reps with the Wildcats.