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Covenant Football Gears Up For 2013

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The Covenant Football team likes to end every practice on five perfect plays, but like any group in their first week of practice, they're still working out the kinks.

"Everything is done properly, every position does the correct thing. What happened here was they didn't, so they're running," said Covenant's head coach Dave Rocco.

The Eagle's finished last season with a record of 4-6. 

Covenant's roster only has 22 players on it, with four more on the way. The guys say even though they're a small team, they view it as a strength.  


Junior running back Austin Llera said, "We're a lot faster than last year, we may not have the size but the heart this year is just incredible." Cole Williams added, "We have a lot of speed. Just because we're smaller doesn't mean we can't accomplish what other teams can."

Quarterbacks Jay Gaffney and Gus Rose are currently vying for the starting position.

Rocco said, "Its a good problem to have, its gonna be a tough one for me." Llera added, "They're both looking really strong. I couldn't tell you which one is gonna win but its just a race right now. We'll see come the first scrimmage."

The Eagle's first game is August 23 and they're goal is to make all the way to the playoffs.

"We have a small group of guys but they play with a lot of heart and they put in a lot of effort in the summertime and I'm hoping that we can do well," said Rocco.

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