20-Yard Dash: Spotswood Trailblazers

PENN LAIRD, Va. (WHSV) -- The Trailblazers get to play on a brand new field this season and the players are hoping the fresh turf will see a playoff victory at the end of the year. The 2013 campaign ended at home against Hidden Valley in the first round of the playoffs.

Spotswood looks to fill the shoes of 23 players that departed at graduation, including Matt Slater. The tailback broke a school record with 31 touchdowns last season as the Trailblazers finished with a 9-2 record.
This year's senior class admits 2014 is a rebuilding year but the players have one goal and one thing to prove.

"District championship. Showing everybody that we're still Spotswood and we still know how to win,” senior left tackle Andrew Loffman said. “It would mean that Slater wasn't our whole team. We're a whole unit.”

Senior running back Mike Soard remembers how the program has changed in the last couple of years.

"I'd say two years ago, we didn't know how to win. Last year, we got our stuff together,” Soard said. “We figure'd out how to do that and we're just going to carry out the tradition now."


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