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Disciples offer homeschoolers chance at football

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While Highland Springs and Hermitage both enter the week undefeated, another group of high school football players in the area boast an unbeaten record, and will play for a conference championship this weekend.

The Central Virginia Disciples are made up of homeschooled student-athletes from all across the region.  39 players make up this year's squad, which was started back in 2005.  The team has seen its numbers grow and is putting together its most successful season to date.  The Disciples are 10-0 and will play the Maryland Saints for the Mid Atlantic Christian Conference title on Saturday.

Next week, the team heads to Florida to compete in a national tournament made up of homeschool teams from all across the country. 

The team faces many challenges, such as getting everybody together for practice, despite some of the athletes living as far as two hours away.  Travel and funding are also difficult at times, but the commitment of the coaches and players to raise funds to help the squad has allowed the Disciples to thrive.

Coaches of the team hope that word continues to get out about the Disciples and that it attracts college coaches to recruit their players. 

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