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Archive for Sunday, August 19, 1990

HILLEARY DOMINATES SCRIMMAGE

August 19, 1990

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— It looks as if Chip Hilleary's performance in Kansas University's spring football game was no fluke.

KU's 6-1, 180-pound sophomore quarterback, who completed eight of 15 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the spring game, picked up where he left off during KU's first situational scrimmage of the 1990 preseason.

On Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium, he rushed for 98 yards on eight carries and scored two touchdowns gallops of 25 and 59 yards.

Hilleary also completed seven of 11 passes for 102 yards. Junior wide receiver Jim New caught three passes for 49 yards.

FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK Fred Thomas, a 6-1, 180-pound freshman from Houston, also scored on a seven-yard run.

The other points of the day came on a 33-yard field goal by Kevin Kimerer.

Running back Tony Sands gained 56 yards on nine carries and Chaka Johnson 54 on eight totes. Defensive linemen Gary Oatis, Lance Flachsbarth and Dave Walton had a sack apiece.

There were no injuries to report.

"Overall I was pleased with the scrimmage," said Kansas coach Glen Mason, who for the third straight day brought his players to Arrowhead in order to work on an astroturf field. KU's Memorial Stadium is unavailable because of the installation of new turf.

"CURRENTLY OUR guys are tired and sore but that's to be expected at this point. I was pleased with the play of our quarterbacks."

Hilleary, Thomas, plus freshmen Asheiki Preston and Todd Caudle all played.

"I think they did a good job of running the offense," Mason said.

Freshman quarterback Nate Florell did not play because of a sore hip.

The Jayhawks ran approximately 100 plays with the first team offense going against the second team defense. The second team offense also went against the first team defense.

The Jayhawks' next scrimmage is expected to be next Friday at Memorial Stadium. KU opens against Virginia Sept. 1 at Memorial Stadium.

KU did use Memorial Stadium for something Saturday. Area photographers took pictures of the Jayhawks during KU's annual Photo Day.

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