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Football 2013: Lessons learned, Riverside ready to improve

By Katie B. Davis Sports Director

RIVERSIDE MILITARY ACADEMY: NEED TO KNOW


MASCOT: Eagles

TEAM COLORS: Blue and White

CURRENT REGION: 8-AA

HEAD COACH/RECORD AT SCHOOL: Gary Downs, second season, 2-8

2012 RECORD/ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2-8

KEY LOSSES: RB Adrian Humphrey (first team all-region), WR/DB Elijah Holyfield (first team all-region at DB, honorable mention at WR), DL Montana Ogbu (honorable mention all-region)

OFFENSIVE STYLE: Spread option -- RMA wants to get its bevy of skill position players out in space and let them make plays

KEY OFFENSIVE PLAYERS: Sr. QB Collin Pettell, Sr. OL John-Mark McFarlane, Jr. FB Joseph Garuba, Jr. RB Raleigh Brewer, Jr. RB Malik Faulk, Jr. RB Chris Risotto, So. RB Chris Tidwell

DEFENSIVE STYLE: 3-3 -- Athleticism again plays a key in this style, the Eagles want to let their athletes loose, allow them to run to the ball and make plays

KEY DEFENSIVE PLAYERS: Sr. DL Jake Whitton, Sr. LB John-Mark McFarlane, FS Sage Jordan, S CJ Howard

SPECIAL TEAMS: So. PK Chris Rosato, Jr. P Richard Hendricks

STRENGTH: Experience -- According to Downs, strengths of this year
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