“Defensively, Devon Edmond stood out at defensive end, but he also did well running the ball on offense.
“But overall defensively, we flew around, tackled well and created turnovers. We still have some things to clean up, and we are still searching for personnel for our starting offensive line. We alternate several guys in there.
“We will correct our mistakes and be fine when we host Decatur (at 8 p.m. Friday at Ram Stadium) in our first scrimmage.”
Acosta, in his second year as starting signal caller, had one of his best drives on a drive where no points were scored.
Starting on the 25, the Rams’ first-team offense got out of a hole on a 20-yard blast up the middle by Hardee. On the ensuing set of downs the Rams’ first-team defense clamped down and forced the offense into a third-and-one situation.
Acosta called Hardee’s number on a perfectly-executed draw play and the running back scooted 15 yards for a first down.
Later in the same drive the Rams faced a third and five from the defense’s 11-yard line. Acosta went to Hardee again on a straight handoff and the back bullied his way up the middle for a two-yard run to set up fourth down. The defense flushed Acosta out of the pocket and his on-the-run pass fell incomplete in the end zone giving the defense a victory.
On the next series Acosta connected with Hardee for the 75-yard touchdown pass play.
The Rams reached the end zone again late in the scrimmage on a three-yard touchdown run by Kolby Parks. The play was set up by a 47-yard Acosta pass to Colby Kissinger, who dragged a defender the last 10 yards of the play.