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Northside Christian: Spring football capsule

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Northside Christian

Coach: Andre Dobson (first season)

Last season: 7-3

District: Class 2A-11 (Admiral Farragut Academy, Fort Meade, Indian Rocks Christian, Lakeland Christian, Shorecrest)

Key losses: RB JoJo Hess, QB Drew Phillips, OL/DL Chad Rose, QB Tyler Stowell

Who's back: RB Seth Rogers, RB/LB Jeremy Smith, RB/LB Andrew Speake, QB Jimmy VanDeilen

What's new: The Mustangs are a depleted bunch after losing 14 seniors to graduation and two others to transfers. They also were without six players from the baseball team this spring. It showed in a shutout to Seminole in the spring game. Northside will rely on VanDeilen at quarterback in what should be a wide-open attack. In the spring game, the Mustangs pulled out all the stops with reverses on kickoffs and halfback passes.

Audible: "We were missing some guys this spring. We just need to keep working in the offseason and we'll get better." — Dobson

Did you know?: The record of Northside's opponents this season is a combined 60-36.

Spring result

Northside Christian lost 39-0 to Seminole.

2008 schedule

Sept. 5 at Calvary Christian

Sept. 12 vs. Orlando First Academy

Sept. 19 vs. Bradenton Prep

Sept. 26 at Fort Meade

Oct. 3 at Fort Walton Beach

Oct. 10 vs. Admiral Farragut

Oct. 24 vs. Indian Rocks Christian

Oct. 31 at Lakeland Christian

Nov. 7 vs. Shorecrest

Nov. 14 at Keswick Christian

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

Northside Christian: Spring football capsule 05/27/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 9:31am]
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