Midlothian, VA (WWBT)- The 2010 season saw James River fall short of its expectations, posting a 4-6 record. 2011 finds the Rapids starting with a clean slate and with the weapons to take advantage of the new season.
Coach Greg DeFrancesco returns his starting quarterback and a good group of skill players that saw valuable time in 2010. James River averaged 22.8 points per game last season, but gave up 27.6 per contest. The Rapids gave up 34 points or more in five of its ten games last season, but this year they feel they have the personnel to prevent those big numbers from getting on the scoreboard for the opponents.
DeFrancesco has introduced the acronym WIN to his team, which stands for What's Important Now. He hopes the team will focus on each day and that the results will formulate into wins. The team put in a summer's worth of hard work, playing a lot of 7-on-7 and also traveled to team camp at Wofford in South Carolina. The team hopes that its focus combined with the work it has put in will add up to a successful season.
The Rapids open up their season on September 9 at home against Douglas Freeman.