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Football Friday Previews: Amherst County Lancers

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Amherst County Lancers


Head coach: Cecil Phillips (7th year)

Last year’s record/playoff result: 3-8, lost to Division 4 state runner-up Sherando in first round

Starters Back: 3 on offense, 5 on defense

Key Players (with position(s)): Drew Turner, Sr. TE/DE, Tyler Burford, Sr. WR/DB, Justin Connelly, Sr. QB, Clarence Henley, RB/LB, Derrick Spencer, WR/DB

Game(s) to circle on the calendar: Aug. 29th – vs. Northside, Nov. 7th – at Brookville

Click this link to see Amherst County’s schedule: CLICK HERE

Summary: The Lancers will find out how good they are in the first month of the season. They will run the gauntlet against Northside, G.W., Lake Taylor, and Heritage in four of their first five games. On top of that they’ll do it with what Coach Phillips calls “the young Lancers.” There’s not a surplus of experience on this team but they do have leaders, something last year’s team desperately lacked. With the new leaders comes a renewed purpose to execute and “Dominate for 48” (minutes). That’s the team’s motto printed on the back of team t-shirts. QB Connelly returns for his senior year. He began 2013 as the starter but was supplanted by DA Christian. Now in the mind of Phillips, Connelly’s fully prepared for the task at hand this time around.
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