The Charlottesville football team made the state playoffs for the first time in a decade in 2012, and will be looking to build on last season's success this year.
Head coach Eric Sherry says, "It was an ok season. It was nice to get back to the playoffs. We have a lot of unfinished business that we can accomplish. If we take it one game at a time, one day at a time, and get better with every rep, I think we'll be just fine."
The Black Knights will have to take the field without quarterback Rashard Davis this year, as the multi-threat player is now catching passes at JMU.
"Trust me, I'm going to miss Rashard as the day is long," says Sherry, "but these other kids have to step up, and they will."
Charlottesville junior linebacker Larry Anderson says the returning players will make it tough on the opposition this year.
"Everybody's hype, I'm hype," says Anderson. "Basically our entire defense is back, so no one can get through us. The offense is better than ever, so we're good."
Sherry says, "We return the majority of our offensive line. We have a nice couple of running backs in the backfield, and our defense returns nine out of the eleven starters. All those things should mean, with a little bit of hard work, we should have some success."
The Knights are counting on their upperclassman to lead the way.
Sherry says, "The strength of the team is our senior leadership. They're going to carry us as far as we go, and in the two-a-days so far, they have."
Junior cornerback Nick Epps says, "Us juniors and senior have a lot of experience, so, we'll try to help out with the young ones, so they feel comfortable. Hopefully we'll make it back to the playoffs again, and get that ring this year."
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