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Calvary Christian: Spring football capsule

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Calvary Christian

Coach: Chris Rivera (third season, 9-11)

Last season: 4-6

District: Class B-6 (Bradenton Christian, Bradenton Prep, Cambridge, Keswick Christian, Sarasota Out-of-Door)

Key losses: OL/DL Steven Carrick, TE/LB Braden Dollar, OL Matt Nelson, LB/RB Blake Rowland, LB Nate Ustianowski, FB Tommy Witcher

Who's back: QB Buddy Adzima, WR/LB Jordan Ankrom, NG Andrew Chen, SS Grant Flammer, OL/DL Thomas Hooten, DL Marcus Montanez, WR Marcos Quinones, LB Taylor Ray, OL/DL Adam Smith, DB Ryan Smith, FS A.J. Williams

What's new: With Dollar, last season's leading rusher, graduated, a committee of players will carry the ball, with Northside Christian transfer Seth Cole the leader of the committee for now. Cole, a senior recovering from an ACL injury, also will play some defensive back or outside linebacker. Another Northside transfer, senior John Stephens, will get a look at linebacker. Ankrom will transition to outside linebacker this year after spending last season primarily at wideout and wing back. "Our goal is to have him play every down on defense," Miller said. The Warriors will switch to a 3-4 defense after using 3-5-3 and 4-4 sets last season.

Audibles: "Thomas Hooten is the key to our running game. He's 6 foot 3, 295 pounds. He's a bulldozer, a real animal." — Rivera

Did you know? Quinones, a standout on Calvary's basketball squad, got his first taste of organized football last year, averaging nearly 17 yards a catch for the Warriors. Rivera said he'll get more touches on offense this season. "He could be a real impact guy. Nobody can match up with him on the edge if we're down inside the 10-yard line."

Bryan Burns, Times staff writer

Spring game

May 15 at First Academy (Orlando)

2008 schedule

Sept. 5 vs.

Northside Christian

Sept. 12 vs.

Indian Rocks Christian

Sept. 19 at Master's Academy

Oct. 3 vs. First Academy

Oct. 10 vs. Keswick Christian

Oct. 17 vs. Bradenton Prep

Oct. 24 vs.

Out-of-Door Academy

Nov. 1 at Cambridge

Nov. 7 at Bradenton Christian

Nov. 14 at Admiral Farragut

Calvary Christian: Spring football capsule 05/07/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 11:53pm]
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