68 Blue Devils turn out for football
Sixty-eight Mathews High School students came out for the first day of football practice on Aug. 8, according to varsity head coach Paul White.
White has a strong nucleus of veterans returning to this year’s varsity squad, with seven starters on offense and six or seven on defense, he said.
Included in that group are four players who won all-Tidewater District honors in 2010—Deon Blake (first team, defensive line), Chris Davis (first team running back and punt returner; second team, defensive back), Willie Moore (second team, offensive line) and James Pavik (first team, linebacker).
Mathews had a good first week of practice, White said, going to full pads on Saturday. During Saturday’s practice, the team got in some intersquad work and White was pleased with his players’ performance overall.