Athletics

Preseason Varsity Football Review

Taft Gantt ’20


The Woodberry Forest Varsity football team wrapped up their two week Early Ball session Friday. The fortnight ended with the Tigers hosting Flint Hill in a scrimmage. Woodberry had a very beneficial training camp, and the team is now ready to begin their season.

“The guys did a great job coming into Early Ball in shape,” head coach Scott Braswell said. “We were able to be really productive. We worked really hard that first week having morning practice, afternoon lifts, walk-throughs, and evening practices. I think we’ve made good progress; we just have to keep working it.”

Woodberry took on Flint Hill in front of a favorable crowd of students and faculty. Opposed to keeping score, the scrimmage consisted of each team running 10 plays and then switching sides. The Tigers moved the ball well offensively and made some big hits on the defensive side of the ball.

“There’s still some things we need to clean up,” Braswell said, “but we have a great group of guys. There’s a great personality to this team, some great leadership, and if they continue to work hard, good things will happen.”

Woodberry has a solid group of players this season. Old boys and new boys, the Tigers will be a dangerous team to watch in Virginia. Here are a few of the key players on this years roster:

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Carter ’19 getting ready to run a route.

Offense

Ben Locklear (IV form) takes over at quarterback.

DeQuece Carter and George Pettegrew (VI form) are dangerously fast targets at wide receiver.

Kyle Bilodeau (VI form) recently committed to Purdue and is playing tight end.

Kay Muganda and Rhys Logan (V form) are two new boys with blistering speed and agility that serve as running backs.

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Harris ’19 and Massé-Pelletier ’20 lining up on defense.

Defense

Mathieu Massé-Pelletier (V form) is a French Canadian, new boy linebacker who has a great football IQ and hits hard.

Luke Hutchinson (VI form) is a returning starting linebacker who has the ability to shut down plays fast.

Bill Clark and John Harris (VI form) are two monsters on the D-Line whom opponents fear.

“It was a great feeling to get out on the field today,” Massé-Pelletier said. “We have been working hard for the past two weeks playing in hot weather, and it paid off during the scrimmage. We still have a lot of work to do, but we’re off to a great start.”

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Team 120 concludes practice by saying the boy’s prayer and huddling up.

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