MILTON — There’s a youth movement going on with the Curry College football team this fall.
Under second-year coach Todd Parsons, the Colonels will be relying on a bunch of underclassmen this fall.
“We’re going to have freshmen playing for us,” said Parsons. “Over half our roster is freshman. We’re technically really young, and we’re on track to graduate only four guys.”
102 players to start training camp
Wednesday, Aug. 9 was the first day players moved in to their dorms, and 102 players took the field to start training camp. A whopping 54 of them were freshman. In Parsons’ first season, the Colonels went 3-7 on the season.
Center Brendan Bedell is a captain. The Curry College Colonels start the new football season on the practice field on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023.
“We’re excited,” said Parsons. “Sounds cliche but we’re more concerned about what we’re going to be doing more than any of our opponents we’re going to be playing.
“We got a really good core group of guys back going into year-two. Really talented group of freshman, see how fast they can pick up on things. We’re excited to see the competition going into camp here,” he continued.
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One of the few upperclassmen on the team is center Brendan Bedell. The post-grad lineman will have a new look of blockers next to him this upcoming season. He’s hoping that 322.5 total yards per game that they racked up last year will increase.
“There’ll be a lot of guys stepping up,” said Bedell. “I think we had three guys graduated that started so our guys that of need to step up. But we have a lot of good guys and it brings out competition.”
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Last season, the Colonels averaged 24.5 points per game with under 200 yards through the…
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Publish date : 2023-08-15 08:01:43
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