3 Midshipmen are named to preseason team

Doffermyre, Anderson, Calisch are selected

Navy notebook

August 28, 1999|By Kent Baker

Co-captains Jamie Doffermyre and Terrence Anderson and senior punter Tray Calisch have been named to Lindy's preseason all-independent team.

Doffermyre led the Midshipmen in tackles with 127 from his safety position.

Anderson was rated the eighth best center in the country by the Sporting News. He had a stellar blocking grade of 89 percent last season and averaged 15 knockdowns a game while not allowing a sack.

Calisch averaged 40.6 yards a punt. He had four for fair catches and downed seven inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

Good scrimmage

Coach Charlie Weatherbie was pleased with Navy's latest scrimmage, citing both the offense and defense.

"I thought the offense did a good job of moving the football and putting it in the end zone, but I also thought the defense really took it to the offense at times," he said. "We still have some work to do, but I think we are making progress."

Quarterback Brian Broadwater carried 12 times for 48 yards and completed nine of 17 passes for 100 yards. He did have two passes intercepted by sophomore Marcus Jackson, who is expected to see plenty of time at cornerback.

Backup quarterback Brian Madden missed the session with a pulled groin muscle.

Seniors John Vereen and Matt O'Donnell caught three passes each, one to Vereen going for a touchdown.

Quick sell

The 100th renewal of the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia this season is an official sellout after 1,000 tickets were sold in 20 minutes.

The game will be played at noon on Dec. 4 in Veterans Stadium and will be televised by CBS.

Overall, Navy will be on television five times, the third most of any school in the country. Fox will carry the opener Sept. 4 against Georgia Tech and home games Sept. 18 against Boston College and Oct. 9 against Air Force. The fifth TV game (NBC-TV) is at Notre Dame on Oct. 30.

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