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Midlothian Looks to Replace Skill Players, Improve on Last Season

Midlothian, VA (WWBT)- Midlothian High School returns a mix of experience and young talent on the gridiron for the season.  The young talent, however, is at the skill positions, as the Trojans look to players to learn quickly in order to have a successful season.

Midlothian is coming off a 4-6 season in Kevin Thomas's first year as the Trojans' head coach.  That marked an improvement from a 3-7 campaign in 2009 and Thomas hopes that trend continues this season.  Midlothian is returning four of its five starting offensive linemen from last season, so the backfield will be protected.  However, the Trojans lost all of their skill players, including three year starters at quarterback, fullback and several receivers.  Several juniors are expected to step into those roles.

The Trojans struggled to put the ball into the endzone last season, averaging just 14.4 points per game, and gave up 20.4 points per contest. 

Midlothian opens its season on September 9 at Powhatan.

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