Western Football Gets Ready for Another District Run

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By David Wagner

The WAHS varsity team entering the field during the 2013 season.
The WAHS varsity team entering the field during the 2013 season.

The 2014 Western Albemarle Warrior football team is poised to make a run at its third consecutive Jefferson District championship.

Despite graduating 23 seniors, the team returns six starters on defense and three on offense. The off-season has proved beneficial for the team, as many of the athletes have seen an increase their size, speed and strength.

This summer the team participated in the U.Va. 7-on-7 tournament and looks forward to going to Skyline High School for their 7-on-7 on July 21.

Last season the junior varsity team also captured the Jefferson District title, as the team motto, One Program, took root. The coaching staff anticipates that a hardworking, athletic team will enter camp on August 4 ready to get back to work. The team hopes to improve defensively and continue to average over 40 points a game.

The home opener is August 29 at 7 p.m. against Spotswood. This season Western hosts all of its local rivals—Albemarle, Monticello and Charlottesville—making for an exciting home schedule.

The Warriors’ first annual Youth Camp will be held July 14-16 with Head Coach Ed Redmond and his staff providing non-contact football instruction for rising 3rd through 8th graders. Sign up at: westernfootballyou.wix.com/westernyouthcamp.

Coach Redmond and his staff would like to thank all the proud supporters of Western football. For more information, check out the team website: wahsfootball.com.

 

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