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EWU Quarterbacks Have One Last Chance to Impress

© Anthony Vitto (left) and Vernon Adams (right) have one last shot to earn the starting job on Saturday (Photo: SWX) © Anthony Vitto (left) and Vernon Adams (right) have one last shot to earn the starting job on Saturday (Photo: SWX)
CHENEY, Wash. -

Vernon Adams or Anthony Vitto? The duo combined for 400 yards passing last week. But this week is their final chance to shine, their last opportunity to show how far they have come and their ultimate audition to be Eastern Washington's starting quarterback going into fall camp in August.

The Eagles hold their final scrimmage of the spring on Saturday. The annual Red-White game begins at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast live on SWX and SWXRightNow.com.

EWU on SWX

Eastern Washington
Red-White Scrimmage

Sat., April 28
at 2 p.m. (PT)

TV: SWX
WEB: SWXRightNow.com

Adams and Vitto have been battling all spring for the starting job. Last week, Adams completed 18-of-25 passes for 212 yards and on interceptions. He also had a rushing touchdown and led all rushers with 25 yards on six carries.

Vitto, who had three interceptions the week before, went 13-of-21 and no picks. He also had a 27-yard touchdown pass to Ashton Clark.

Of course, whoever wins the starting job will have a bevy of experience to back them up. Veteran receivers Nicholas Edwards, Greg Herd and Brandon Kaufman all return for the Eags, making the transition a little easier – no matter who takes the snaps.

"It helps a lot, you just have guys out there that can make plays even when you're not perfect," explained coach Beau Baldwin. "That's a big deal. That's a help for a QB. It's also going to help that at times, mentally. They've been there and done that against certain coverages and certain situations. They can give them that insight on certain things."

After Saturday's scrimmage players will be on their own until fall camp. The Eagles open the season with two straight road games: Aug. 30 at Idaho and Sept. 8 at Washington State.

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