Football Friday 2017 Preview: Jefferson Forest

Football Friday 2017 Preview: Jefferson Forest

Jefferson Forest Cavaliers

Head Coach: Bob Christmas (4th Season)

Last year's record/playoff result: 2-8, Did Not Make Playoffs

Starters Back: 5 on offense, 6 on defense

Key Players (with position (s)): Brad O’Donnell, Sr. QB, Marvin Blake, So. RB, Keenan Cupit, Soph. RB, O.P. Peterson, Sr. OG/DG, Josh French, Jr. C, Nick Rainey, Sr. SS/RB, Hunter Milner, Sr. CB/RB, Jon Tobin, Sr. TE/LB

Team Schedule:

  • 8/25 at Staunton River
  • 9/1 Magna Vista
  • 9/8 at G.W. Danville
  • 9/15 Bye
  • 9/22 at Liberty
  • 9/29 Liberty Christian
  • 10/6 at Amherst County
  • 10/13 E.C. Glass
  • 10/20 at Brookville
  • 10/27 Rustburg
  • 11/3 Heritage

Summary: After graduating a huge class, head coach Bob Christmas and the Cavaliers went through a tough 2-8 season, and yet remained competitive in every game. (Average margin of defeat under 5 points). 11 starters return, including Brad O’Donnell at QB, young talent in the backfield, and depth on both sides of the line. If the Cavaliers continue to mature, and learn to finish games in crunch time, there’s no reason why JF couldn’t find themselves right back in the playoffs again. They’ll face a stiff challenge week one in Moneta, against Staunton River.

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