20-Yard Dash: Stonewall Jackson Generals

By: WHSV Sports
By: WHSV Sports

While many high school football players were getting ready for the fall, Stonewall Jackson wasn't 100% sure there would even be a season after day one of camp, when only 14 players showed up for practice.

Head coach Dick Krol had never been through a situation like this with the possibility of the season getting cancelled, calling the experience very shaking and very scary. The Generals have to tread lightly and make sure no one gets injured so they can fight for another week.

The team is playing it day by day, putting players in different positions.
While most teams have dreams of winning state, this squad is happy to be on the field.

"It took a little adjusting," said senior running back Derrick Smith. "People had to move up and play different positions. But it's all starting to come together and we're starting to get a little smoother every day. It's the best feeling in the world, well sometimes, but I'd rather have be out here every day, twice a day, than not be out here at all."

"We've got some younger kids that have some potential," said Krol. "Not sure how much we'll get out of them. Not sure if we're willing to give it to them at this young age but we have some young kids that could help us. If they'll come forward."

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