football

Richmond coverage

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style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";">[rl]Can
I see a show of hands of those who are ready for
some football?  I
cannot see you but I'm
sure just about everyone reading this is raising their hands…
style="">  In the NFL the players are
reporting to
training camp.  Colleges
will be
beginning practice and here in a couple of weeks, practice will crank
up within
the Central Region.  The
best part?  We are
less than a month away from the first
game when Huguenot faces Norview on the 22nd of
August.

style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";">As
you may recall, last season marked a new era in high
school football within the state of Virginia and it was felt
everywhere,
particularly here in the Central Region. 
Schools that had competed in two different divisions for
twenty-six
years and in the region for forty years were now split amongst four
classes.  That move
brought about a lot
of changes as many more teams made the playoffs and teams that had not
been for
quite some time got the opportunity that had eluded them under the old
system.  While some
things change, some
things remain the same and one of those things was the LC Bird Skyhawks
dominance over the area…  Not
only did
they become the first team from our area in football to win
back-to-back state
titles but they also went 15-0, extending their winning streak to 29-0.
style="">  If that weren't enough,
the Dinwiddie
Generals won a state title themselves in Class 4A giving the Richmond
area two
state champions in football for the first time ever.

style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";">That
was where we left off with game action but that's
not where our coverage ended.  Since
the
state championship games in December we have been hard at work with
player and
recruiting profiles.  Introducing
you the
fans to those you may already know and some you may not.
style="">  The players who are going
to shine and make a
difference when their teams take the field this season as well as those
recruiters think will make a difference once they depart our schools.
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style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";">Last
season I had big shoes to fill in succeeding
CentralRegionTom.  While
it was different
than what you were used to, I hope you enjoyed my coverage of the area
as much
as I enjoyed bringing it to you.  I
look
forward to doing so again in the same format that you became accustomed
to last
season.  There will
be some tweaks here
and there that you may notice but at the end of the day, we will be
talking
high school football and that is why we are here and it's what we love…

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the weeks that come, preceding the season you can
look forward to several preview articles. 
The first of which came out this week as we get to know
the six new head
coaches in the area.  Within
the next few
weeks you can count on seeing the "25 Must See Games", previews on each
school
that will debut the season in my top ten in addition to previews on the
rest of
teams by their class…  Mixed
in we will
be featuring articles on the best players at each position…
style="">  All in anticipation of
what we hope will be
another memorable season within the Central Region.

style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";">This
season will be no different with the coverage as
we did not lose nor gain any schools… 
That could change in the seasons to come but for 2014,
it's business as
usual within the Central Region as we provide you coverage of the
following
schools…
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While
I might no longer be a rookie, I am always
looking to improve and open to ideas and feedback from you the fans.
style="">  At the core, the reason I
write, the reason I
love to do this is because at the end of the day, I am a fan myself.
style="">  You may reach me with any
feedback good or
bad or just to talk at CRF4Dan@aol.com
and
you may also follow me on Twitter at @CRF4Dan

style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif";">I'm
ready for some football, how about you?

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