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By  //  March 22, 2015

Returning Starting QB Mark Cato suspended

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech football team conducted its 10th practice of Spring Ball Saturday morning at the Varsity Training Center field.

The team had a full scrimmage in full pads and the defense keeps continues to receive high praise from the Panther’s coaching staff.

Steve Englehart
Steve Englehart

“Very good offensive start and the defense didn’t have much energy, then the defense turned it around and had six of the last seven possessions ended in three-and outs,” said Head Coach Steve Englehart, entering his third year as Florida Tech’s head man.

“They had some turnovers but gave up a few big plays. Overall, the defense played outstanding.”

Other news of note, Florida Tech’s starting quarterback, Mark Cato has been suspended for the rest of spring ball, due to violation of team rules.

“He’s learned from it and made a mistake. He’ll be back stronger than ever and he’ll be fine. He’s learning from it,” said Head Coach Steve Englehart.

The loss of Cato has opened the door for other quarterbacks to get more reps spring which is  helps the Panther’s develop more depth at one of the most key positions.

The team returns Sunday in a half-padded workout, leading up to next Saturday’s Spring Game.

Injury News:

Darion Andre, defensive back redshirt-freshman from Palm Bay, was helped off the field with a knee injury.