Grimes leads Cavaliers into 2019-2020 season

Katie Smith, Editor

By Katie Smith

For junior cornerback Tony Grimes, this season is an opportunity to continue to get better and make a difference on the field for PA football. 

Grimes has received numerous offers to play football at Division 1 colleges in the country. 

Grimes narrowed down over 30 offers to his top 13 choices, last Saturday.

Grimes’ top 13 are some of the best football schools in the country, including Alabama and Oklahoma, both teams that have won national championships multiple times. 

Grimes’ other choices are Clemson, Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, The University of Virginia, Maryland, LSU, and UNC Chapel Hill. 

“I’m just truly blessed,” said Grimes.

Ranked first in Virginia as a college prospect and nationally ranked tenth among juniors.

The Cavaliers football team started the season 1-1 after a 54-21 victory over the Kempsville Chiefs, followed by a 46-21 loss to the Salem Sundevils. 

Despite the loss to Salem, first-year head coach Jim Yeager is still impressed with his team.

I am pretty happy about the start of our season,” said Yeager. 

The team spent much of the summer preparing for this season through intense practices.

“When we prepared this off season, I tried to make our workouts as challenging as possible. We pushed our guys to become harder physically and mentally,” said Yeager. 

“I know we can still play better at every position though and I feel the players would agree with me on that.”

Along with what they can improve on the field. Yeager has placed a large emphasis on what they can do off the field to improve. 

This includes studying the game and really understanding what is expected of them on the field.

PA plays First Colonial Friday night as of this writing, who is 0-3.

We need to know our jobs and then execute. Focus on what we can control take ownership of it and execute at a high level,” said Yeager.