April 27, 2000
BERKELEY - The Cal Football team wraps up its spring practice sessions with a final scrimmage on Saturday, April 29 at the Oakmont Polo Fields in San Rosa. The scrimmage begins at 10 a.m.
For the first time under head coach Tom Holmoe, the Bears will be divided into two teams for the final spring scrimmage with a point system used to determine a winner. The Blue team will consist of the first team offense and second team defense, while the Gold squad will feature the second team offense and first team defense. Points will be awarded for offensive scores, as well as for big defensive plays.
On offense, six points will be awarded for a TD and one for an extra point, while field goals are three points. Defensively, a three-play-and-out series garners three points, as does a fumble recovery or an interception. Stopping a drive without the offense scoring means one point and a safety means two points. A fumble or interception returned for a TD means 10 points.
Cal has enjoyed a fine spring in terms of avoiding any major injuries. However, several key players will sit out the final scrimmage although most of them could play if it was a real game. Tailback Joe Igber and defensive tackle Jacob Waasdorp fall into that category. Others who will sit out Saturday are Tim Pompa, Keala Keanaaina, Rob Truhitte, Scott Fujita, Corey Smith, Nnamdi Asomugha, Nate Desomber, Derek Zahler and Matt Schaefer.
A barbecue with the Cal team, an exhibition by the Cal women's soccer team and a Cal Band concert will follow the scrimmage. For information about attending the barbecue, contact Joan Parker of the Bear Backers office at 510-643-7246.
DIRECTIONS TO THE OAKMONT POLO FIELDS:
From Berkeley, take the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge to Highway 101 North toward Santa Rosa. Take the Highway 12 exit and turn right off the freeway. Turn right at Oakmont Drive and right again on White Oak Drive. Follow the signs to the polo fields.