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Football Friday 2017 Preview: Staunton River Golden Eagles

Football Friday 2017 Preview: Staunton River Golden Eagles

Staunton River Golden Eagles

Head Coach: Chuck Poston (8th Year)

Last year's record/playoff result: 13-2, Lost to Blacksburg in Championship Game

Starters Back: 7 on offense, 6 on defense

Key Players (with position (s)): Grayson Overstreet, Sr. RB/FB/LB, Kalip Jones, Sr. QB/RB/CB, T.J. Tester, Sr. RB/FS, Joe Haner, Sr. OL/DL, Dakoda Williams, Sr. LB, Trent Thomasson, Sr. G/DE, Samuel Kirtley, Sr. TE/LB, Lucas Didomenico, Sr.

Games to Circle: 8/25 vs. Jefferson Forest (Opening Night/BedCo. Rivals), 9/29 at Lord Botetourt, 10/20 vs. William Byrd (gave SR only regular season loss in 2016)

Team Schedule:

  • 8/25 Jefferson Forest
  • 9/1 at Cave Spring
  • 9/8 Altavista
  • 9/15 Liberty
  • 9/22 Bye
  • 9/29 at Lord Botetourt
  • 10/6 at Franklin County
  • 10/13 Northside
  • 10/20 William Byrd
  • 10/27 at William Fleming
  • 11/3 at Patrick Henry

Summary: It’s time the “Fear the Wing” once again, as coach Chuck Poston’s Golden Eagles are back after a 13-2 season that got them to the 3A title game one year ago. The turbo-charged offense, led by Football Friday “Player of the Year” Grayson Overstreet & POY Semi-finalist Kalip Jones, should giving opposing defenses nightmares all season long. Combined with TJ Tester and Samuel Kirtley, there will be no shortage of points. Barring injuries, there’s no reason why Staunton River shouldn’t get that second chance for that first football ring in school history.

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