Ferris State Hosts Annual Spring Game

BIG RAPIDS – Delayed a week due to winter weather, the Ferris State football program held its annual Crimson and White spring game on Friday.

Team Crimson, which represented the offense, held on for a 49-47 win.

Junior college transfer and Detroit native Jayru Campbell debuted under center while junior Bret Mooney and returner Travis Russell also saw action at quarterback.

“I’m feeling confident,” Campbell said. “We have an experienced O-Line, so I feel like the offense, we have the majority of the leadership. On defense we lost ten starters, so I feel like the offense has had to pick it up a lot more and, you know, I’m just ready to roll.”

“I thought they looked great today,” added coach Tony Annese. “Our spirit and energy’s been awesome throughout the spring. That’s all you can ask. You’re just looking for guys that want to be out here and work to be better. I’m pleased by that.”

With spring ball officially wrapped up, Ferris State is now off until opening fall camp in August. The Bulldogs will kick off their season against East Stroudsburg on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Top Taggart Field.