No Pads: McKinley Tech Football Passing League

It's still very early in the preseason for high school football. As part of the preparation for the Friday night battles in August, the DCIAA schools participate in a passing league which consists of 7 players on a side, one football, no pads and no helmets. The receivers sure up their route running and catching and the defenders work on pass coverage. No pads means no tackling so the receivers are subject to some vicious shoves disguised as two hand touches. McKinley Tech lost to Dunbar in the last game which eliminated them from the passing league playoffs. Tick tock tick tock until late August.

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Hello McKinley Technology High School!

The prep sports seasons are over and school is almost out for the summer. But of course the public high schools here as well as many around the country are competing in 7 on 7 passing leagues. Usually my football coverage consists of orange, orange and more orange. This post includes orange but the focus is on a new color. Burgundy...or maroon.

Coach Jason Lane stepped down as head coach of the Coolidge Colts after the 2009 football season. He was then replaced by Coach Natalie Randolph in March. The media storm has died down during the off-season but I'm sure it'll kick right back up in August because it sounds like a plot from Friday Night Lights.

For now, I'm introducing McKinley Tech. But first, the good ol' orange (I'm gonna make my way back eventually).

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