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Legacy football; pride is building

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    Legacy High School is two years from opening their doors.
    But already, Legacy athletics are in full swing, the football program is playing a freshman schedule this season.

    Head Coach Chris Clements says the transition from middle school to 9th grade football, is actually a huge jump.
    And although they play a freshman schedule, he says he tells his players they're a varsity team for the next four years.
    One of the most difficult things about year one is creating pride in a brand new school.


  Chris Clements-Head Coach: not totally yet, some kind of buy in factor as we move down the road this is what legacy football is all about and the legacy way those are the things were trying to get them to buy into right now and as we move along its going to be easier and easier but its been such a huge learning curve for these guys


Tyler Boone-Legacy Running Back: not easy to adapt I was going in thinking a Patriot would be fun coming in as a Saber the best thing was setting all the records probably or some of them anyway's "

    Clements says in this first year its all about teaching kids how to do things the right way, not just on the field but off of it.
    The Sabers aren't thinking ahead, Coach Clem says tomorrow doesn't matter unless you get it done today.

Chris Clements: there's nobody to learn from in front of you so there's no upperclassman to teach the way so the way as to come from the coaches if we do our job it'll make their transition easier, this will be the toughest year because they are in they'll be able to teach these kids when we get another class in how it is all the way through its tough but this is the transition and what you go through"

    The Sabers are 2 and 2 so far this season.
    Next year they will play JV, in 2015 they will begin a varsity schedule.

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