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MHS opens football season Thursday at Mathews

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Seniors on the 2015 Middlesex High School varsity football team are, front row from left, Jacob Beebe, Joe Anderson and Joseph Cockrell; and back row, Marquez Holmes, Jamal Jones, Dracey Greenwood and Sean Johnson. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Larry Chowning

The Middlesex High School varsity football team will open its regular season at Mathews at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 3.

Second year Charger head coach Bill Jarvis said, “We’ve got 52 kids out on junior varsity and varsity, which is more than we have had in the past. It always helps when you have more kids.

“We are not very big but we are stronger and we have more speed than last year,” said Coach Jarvis. “We’ve also seen some real positive improvements in the two scrimmages against Windsor and Christchurch.”

“We only had five seniors to graduate from last year’s team,” said Coach Jarvis. “We’ve got a strong offensive line in that most of them played last year.”

2015 MHS Football Schedule

Sept. 3, at Mathews, 7 p.m.
Sept. 11, at Rappahannock, 7 p.m.
Sept. 18, at Lancaster, 7 p.m.
Sept. 25, Northumberland, 7 p.m.
Oct. 2, Northampton, 7 p.m.
Oct. 9, at West Point, 7 p.m.
Oct. 16, Charles City*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 23, at King William, 7 p.m.
Oct. 30, King and Queen, 7 p.m.
Nov. 5, Mathews, 7 p.m.
*Homecoming

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posted 09.02.2015

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