Football Friday 2017 Preview: Liberty Minutemen

Football Friday 2017 Preview: Liberty Minutemen

Liberty Minutemen

Head Coach: Chris Watts (17th year)

Last year's record/playoff result: 2-8, Did not make playoffs

Starters Back: 4 on offense, 5 on defense

Key Players (with position (s)): Brock Lucas, Sr. TE/DE, Malachi Johnson, Sr. OL/DL, Drake Schaeffer, Jr. QB/OLB, Nathan Dowdy, Sr. OL

Team Schedule:

  • 8/25 Franklin County
  • 9/1 Bye
  • 9/8 Christiansburg
  • 9/15 at Staunton River
  • 9/22 Jefferson Forest
  • 9/29 at Heritage
  • 10/6 at Liberty Christian
  • 10/13 Amherst County
  • 10/20 at E.C. Glass
  • 10/27 Brookville
  • 11/3 at Rustburg

Summary: Despite a setback in 2016, the Minutemen are determined to turn their close losses into wins this season. Chris Watts’s squad returns 9 starters, and features lines with more size and strength than a year ago. Depth at skill positions is a concern, but the mental toughness needed to push through a full game is intact. If the Minutemen can stay healthy and work together, look for the buzz in Bedford to build in the later weeks of the season.