Football Friday Preview: Altavista Colonels
Altavista Colonels Head coach: Mike Scharnus (7th year) Last year's record/playoff result: 14-1, won Division I state championship 21-0 over Essex Starters Back: 8 on offense, 7 on defense Key Players (with position(s)): Juan Thornhill, QB/DB, Destin Brown, RB/LB Meche Maulbeck, WR/DB, Demetrius Johnson, WR/LB, Darius Johnson, WR/DE, Clydale Moon, RB/LB Game(s) to circle on the calendar: Oct. 3rd - at Gretna, Oct. 10th - vs. Dan River, Oct. 31st - vs. Rustburg Click this link to see Altavista's schedule: CLICK HERE Summary: The Colonels won it all last season. Can they do it again? They will be good, really good. UVa commit Juan Thornhill helped march the Colonels through the 2013 playoffs, winning their five games by an average score of 44-13. The words focus and consistent have been used quite a bit during practice because this team knows it has talent. It's just a matter of harnessing a strong performance week after week. The defense could be one of, if not the best in Division One. Offensively the linemen did a tremendous job last season. This year that's the biggest concern as the Colonels approach the season opener.