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Seahorses have veteran team that should be in playoff hunt

After a rebuilding season in 2013, the Christchurch School football team looks to be back in contention for a Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) state playoff run this fall.

The team recently held a mini-camp with 26 local players attending. The camp coaching staff included Christchurch football alumni who headed off to the college ranks in recent years. The four-day camp consisted of nine non-contact practices, strength and agility work, video and chalk-talk.

Christchurch endured a challenging season last fall, winning just one game. Experience is not won easily, however. This year, the players and coaches are optimistic about their chances. A veteran line and several returning ball carriers should help the Fighting Seahorses be in the hunt in November. 

With so many talented freshmen athletes, Coach Homer and his staff are very excited for the 2014 season to get under way. “Last year was a struggle for our guys. Most were new to our school and many had never played football,” he said. “This year will be different. We are ready to have fun playing football again. Our kids have earned it.”

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posted 08.06.2014

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