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Pitt State concludes spring practice with annual spring game

Gorillas hold spring game in Plaster Center

PSU Spring Game

Pittsburg, KS - In a tale of two halves, the "Red" team rallied for 13 second-half points to erase a 12-0 first-half deficit to the "White" squad and claim a 13-12 victory in the Pittsburg State University football team's annual Spring Game Saturday (Apr. 20).

The Gorillas concluded their month long spring drills in front of a packed house in the Robert W. Plaster Center with more than 1,200 fans in attendance for the contest.

Red scored on consecutive second-half possessions. Redshirt freshman quarterback Mak Sexton capped an eight-play drive with a one-yard sneak to trim White's lead to 12-7. He completed three passes to junior wide receiver Brendan Franklin – on connections of four, 17 and 22 yards – on the drive.

After the Red defense held White on downs on a nine-play drive, D'Vontae Brown broke loose on runs of 18 and 11 yards to push Red into White territory. Sophomore Brandon Mlekus, who moved from safety to quarterback during spring drills, then tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Elijah Harris for the game's final points.

White scored on a one-yard quarterback sneak by sophomore quarterback Matt Harman and a two-yard end around by Bryce Murphy. White was thwarted on each of its 2-point conversion tries in the contest.

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