No longer the hunters: VMI football entering fall as the SoCon’s team to beat
The expectations are certainly high for the 2020 Southern Conference Champions and the VMI Keydets are taking that very seriously. Former Patrick Henry Patriot Leroy Thomas says that heading into the season, this year VMI is no longer the hunters, but rather the hunted.
VMI welcomes 3 locals on signing day, Glenvar has 2 make commitments
LEXINGTON, Va. – On the first day of the February signing period, Scott Wachenheim and the Keydets announced nine signees to the 2021 recruiting class. “We are excited to add nine future cadet-athletes to our VMI Football 2021 signing class, said Wachenheim. They complement our December signees and give us the ability to compete for future SoCon championships,” said head coach Scott Wachenheim. AdHe joins other Patrick Henry football players Trace Pedigo, redshirt freshman Daniel Cox and Sophomore Leroy Thomas on the VMI roster. This is the first time the football team has signed two athletes in the same class to full-ride scholarships.
VMI holds scrimmage in preps for Spring season
LEXINGTON, Va. – Conditioning and situational football were the two focal points for the Keydets as they hit the field for a “THUD tempo” style scrimmage. On Saturday, the team operated drives in 4 minute sets with the goal of increasing players conditioning for an unique spring season. Ad“He’s close to 100 percent healthy coming off the ACL surgery a season ago,” Wachenheim said. He emphasized that conditioning will be crucial considering the Southern Conference season will be played in the spring as opposed to the fall, which creates nuances. AdThe Keydets open the season on Feb. 20 at Chattanooga, the first home game will be on Feb. 27 against Furman.
North Cross’ James Jackson, Patrick Henry’s Trace Pedigo sign to play at the next level
ROANOKE, Va. – On Friday, North Cross senior James Jackson signed to play football at UVA with plans to enroll early in January. He had 77 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks during this fall’s shortened season. Patrick Henry’s Trace Pedigo also put pen to paper. While he’s hopeful for a senior season, he’s ready for the next chapter. Just being able to actually go play division I sports is God’s blessing,” he said.