High school football preview: Mt. Abraham Eagles

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The Mt. Abraham football team is glad their season was only delayed by a day.

“We’re ready for it,” Mt. Abraham head coach Jeff Stein said. “We were allowed to do a lot of summer workouts, and we got a great turnout. Pretty much all of our kids that are playing were there for summer workouts.”

Even though games may not feel completely “real” compared to the football we’re used to, players are setting very real goals for themselves.

“I’m hoping that I can get some film out for college coaches,” senior wide receiver Joseph Hemingway said.

Hemingway has his sights on a 1,000-yard receiving season, and he sees this year’s pass-only offense as the perfect way to help him reach that mark. On top of that, the Eagles don’t have to make too many adjustments to their gameplan.

“Last year we were kind of a passing offense,” senior running back Nathan Lavoie said. “I’m kind of just doing the same stuff and trying to crisp it up a little bit.”

Mt. Abe will get its first chance to put their preparation to the test when the team travels to take on Colchester this Saturday, Sept. 26 for an early 9 a.m. start.

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