CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern's second scrimmage of the 2018 fall preseason camp was called due to a lightning delay early into the practice session on Saturday evening.
The Bucs made it through early kickoff team drills and the first several drives before a shelf cloud heralded an oncoming thunderstorm that halted play at Buccaneer Field.
Prior to the storm, the defense and defensive special teams units were standing out early in the scrimmage.
The defensive backs stood out when the first team was on the field with Shadarius Hopkins coming through with a key tackle on a halfback swing to prevent a first down on the second drive of the evening. Jonathan Slaton added a pass breakup over the middle on the third drive to force another punt.
The punt return unit also got it done on Saturday evening blocking back-to-back punts and returning the second one for a score.
The Bucs will continue preparations for their September 1 opener at Florida on Monday evening as CSU will attempt to get back on the field and complete the scrimmage. Time for the Monday Night Football session is still to be determined.