SEARCY – Harding University sophomore quarterback Chaz Rogers directed the first-team offense to three touchdowns on seven drives Friday night as the Bison football wrapped up spring practice with its annual spring game.
Rogers, a native of Guntersville, Ala., rushed 14 times for 115 yards and scored a four-yard touchdown on the final play of the scrimmage. Rogers also completed two passes for 54 yards, including a 45-yard bomb to senior Kurt Adams.
The offense also received touchdown runs from redshirt freshman Ryan Brown (5 yards) and redshirt freshman Dre Whittle (4 yards).
The games' top rushers included redshirt freshman Bo Woods, who carried five times for 40 yards. Kale Gelles rushed four times for 29 yards, Kyle Young rushed six times for 25 yards and Sammy Williams carried five times for 25 yards.
Harding's defensive stars included defensive end Jermaine Blanchard, who made numerous tackles. Josh Aldridge had a fumble recovery, and Terone Shephard had an interception.
The Bisons open the season on Sept. 4 with a non-conference home game against Southern Arkansas.