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Wildcats Have Contender Status in 3A Football

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  On paper at least, Rockbridge County looks like one a handful of early picks to make noise in the VHSL 3A ranks.  At the home of the Wildcats it doesn't hurt that coach Jason White knows his way around the playoffs.  Rockbridge finished as state runner ups back in 2007...and more recently made back to back trips to the region playoffs.   That includes last year's lost by 4 to the two-time defending state champion Brookville Bees which ended a 9-3 season.   They return a solid core of talent and experience and they find themselves well ahead of where they have been in years past. Ten starters return on defense which makes White's job that much easier has he tries to re-tool and offense that lost star quarterback Porter Abel to the University of Richmond. The Wildcats open the season against nearby rival Parry McCluer on August 30th. 

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