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Johnson prepared for his time in spotlight

Johnson prepared for his time in spotlight

After playing in the shadows of other Fox gridiron stars Antonio “Kentucky” Johnson finally will hav...

W&L will count on defensive veterans

W&L will count on defensive veterans

Linemen, quickness are keys for Eagles’ squad

Washington & Lee’s new varsity football coach, To...

Outmanned Drifters have playoffs in sight

Outmanned Drifters have playoffs in sight

Most of team will be forced to play offense, defense

With their backs against the wall the Drifters...

KG football reloads, eyes another big year

KG football reloads, eyes another big year

King George High School has returned for another season of action-packed varsity football.

With the ...

The rise of Shiloh Park: a recreational sports Mecca

The rise of Shiloh Park: a recreational sports Mecca

It takes a different kind of athlete to get up 5 a.m. to prepare to run 50k (31 miles) through the r...

Eagles new head coach pleased with team’s progress

Eagles new head coach pleased with team’s progress

Todd Jones, the legendary new coach of the Washington & Lee Eagles, has just been on the job for...

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Xplosion fall 2009 season

There is no doubt fall has arrived.  Xplosion’s evening practices are being completed in very cool temperatures.  As the sun drops behind the trees, many of the King George players slip sweatpants over their shorts.  The cool air doesn’t slow the process of tournament preparation.  This is the kind of weather the team will face over the next seven weeks of competition.

Xplosion has completed a successful spring and summer schedule with tournament wins in both seasons.  The girls’ goal is to reach that point in the fall as well.  Rather than seeing an easing of their practice regimen, the coaches are pressing them harder then ever before.  If a mistake is made, the routine is reworked.  If a player fails to react correctly to a situation, the coach identifies the correct action and repeats the scenario.  With each replay a correct execution is reinforced.  This type of practice enables each player to strengthen any weakness while building on their strong points.
Over the coming weeks, King George Xplosion will face more experienced teams in its new 16U division.  The girls will travel, often for many hours, to compete, learn and to develop.  They will win games and lose games but they will always look to improve.  
All the players hope to be part of the varsity or junior varsity teams for King George.  

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