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2009-11-12 / Sports

Warriors complete second season; fall in championship game

BY ERIK HOHENTHANER SPORTS WRITER

The Genesee County Warriors Football Team. Photo provided The Genesee County Warriors Football Team. Photo provided GENESEE COUNTY — The second season of the Christian Football League of Michigan (CFL) ended last Saturday with the Genesee County Warriors falling to the Detroit Westside Christian Academy, 28-0. The Warriors trailed only 7-0 at the half, but were worn down in the second half.

The Warriors went 8-1 this year to earn a spot in the championship game. Last year, the Warriors were 1-6. The team is comprised of home schooled and private school students from Lapeer, Genesee, Sanilac, St. Clair and Oakland counties. The CFL was started in 2008 to provide all high school-age boys the opportunity to play high school football, while still following their Christian schooling and religious pursuits.

The Genesee County Warriors are coached by Bill Schaffer, who was defensive coordinator at Lapeer East and Swartz Creek high schools. His assistants include John Doering, Kevin Kriebel, Jim Heller and John DeLay.

Andrew Denman and Tony Riddley are local players from Flint. The Warriors were a young team that was made up of mostly freshman and sophomores. There were so many young players that the Warriors created a junior varsity team to get everyone experience. The Warriors could have another strong team next season as they are only losing two seniors.

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