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Seahorses look to fill holes from last year’s squad

After sitting out last year as a football player, standout Middlesex High School quarterback Marquez Holmes (with ball) shows he can still take a hit as he is leveled by Christchurch lineman Roy Berry in last Saturday’s scrimmage at MHS in Saluda. Holmes dazzled coaches and spectators with his open field moves during the game. Moving in on the play for the Seahorses is B Pressley (#2) and Cameron Parker (#75). The Chargers open their regular season at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, at Mathews. A preview of the 2015 Chargers will be in next week’s Sentinel. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

The 2015 Christchurch School (CCS) Seahorses scrimmaged Middlesex High School on Saturday August 22, in an evenly-matched contest with mistakes to fix, but bright spots for the young CCS football team. 

Christchurch lost four of the five starting offensive linemen, and six of the front seven on defense to graduation last year. Making it back to the state championship with a veteran group in 2014, the Seahorses will now have to rebuild with many young players. 

With so many holes to fill, the Seahorses have their work cut out for them, but are off to a promising start.

Christchurch will travel to Norfolk Academy for their second and final scrimmage at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, and will start the regular season at Covenant School on Friday, September 4.

In their home opener on Saturday, September 12, the Seahorses will host Saint Anne’s Belfield at 3:30 p.m. on Dischinger Field.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newsstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 08.26.2015

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