It's been more than 80 years since Alderson-Broaddus played a varsity football game. That will all change this Fall. It's a young team with a JV season in the books, and there is still lots to prove. The public will get their first glimpse of the varsity program on Saturday during the spring game.
"It's beyond exciting," sophomore wide receiver Preston Bailey said. "We've been putting in all this work in the off-season, playing each other, practicing, scheming. The offense has been putting in new stuff so, it's time to put it under the lights and have a game of it."
A 9-2 season against primarily JV teams was a success in 2012.
"We got our kids a lot of experience," Battlers Head Football Coach Denny Creehan said. "They got game reps, that got to play against other people, they got to adjust things on the field, so it was a goo learning experience for them."
This year, Head Coach Denny Creehan said, 'It's for real.' Creehan said 2012 was a solid building block, making the past month of spring practice, nothing but progress.
"They're hearing all the things we've taught them for the second time, and it's not totally foreign to them," Creehan said. Because of that they don't have to think as much and they can play faster, and that's what you want."
The spring game is scheduled to start at Noon on Saturday. That will also give you a great chance to come out and see the progress o the new football facility they're building here on campus.