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ODU Concludes Spring Practice with Priority Charity Bowl Spring Game

Diante Vines and Tariq Sims scored touchdowns for the offense

Bruce Butler

Will Jones

NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University Football closed out its spring practice with the 55th annual Charity Bowl Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Kornblau Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium.
The nearly two-hour spring game featured highlight plays from both the offense and defense.
Defensive lineman Amorie Morrison recorded a tackle for loss on the game's first play but it was followed shortly after by a completion for a first down from Grant Wilson to Isiah Paige.
Running back Tariq Sims ripped off several big runs, including a 40-yard run early and a 35-yard touchdown run later in the game.
Wilson added a 25-yard run and tossed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Diante Vines, a transfer from Iowa. Another newcomer, Aaron Young, hauled in a 25-yard pass from Wilson for another first down.
Later in the game, Colton Joseph found Dominic Dutton down the right sideline for a 35-yard gain.
For the defense, Morrison added a sack along with Koa Naotala, while Will Jones II returned an interception for a touchdown, and Khian'dre Harris picked off a pass in the end zone.
On the final play of the game, nine-year old Ashton Donley scored a nine-yard touchdown. Donley, who has autism, is a participant in the Eliza Hope Foundation. The Chartway Promise Foundation, the charitable arm of Chartway Credit Union awarded $1 million in grants this year to charity partners including the Eliza Hope Foundation. The Eliza Hope Foundation and therapy center is a place for children with an autism diagnosis to receive all their therapeutic needs in one unique place.