Campin' with News 12: Wardlaw Academy Patriots

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Johnston, SC --For any eight man football team, the number of players is always an issue. Not a surprise, that's again the case with Wardlaw Academy as they get ready to embark on the 2007 campaign.

In a sport where experience can mean a lot, the Patriots are thin in that department with just two seniors on the roster. It also means plenty of practice time is spent on the basics to get everyone up to speed. They do have a couple of kids back who missed most of last year with an injury, so that should help. One of the intangibles Wardlaw has, pride. When you take some lumps like they did a year ago, the Patriots want to get out there.

"I think these young people really want to play because they're hungry now," coach Hubert Morris said. "They started as a ninth grader and they got beat rather badly sometimes. They're actually coming up as a junior now so hopefully we'll be better."

"I just think we have to listen to our coaches, play as a team, play as a whole. We only have two or three seniors this year and they'll be our leaders" said junior Kevin Ginn

The Patriots have still to settle on a quarterback with a junior and sophomore vying for the slot. Wardlaw opens the season august 17th against St. Johns.

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