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Posted September 16, 2013
Despite struggles, Cedar Valley Christian football team soldiers on

CEDAR RAPIDS – There is no quitting for these guys.

Despite a very rough first couple weeks of the prep football season, Cedar Valley Christian will march on with the rest of its season, Principal Jeff Pospisil said Monday. Rumors that the schedule is being cancelled has never been considered.

“It was kind of expected,” Pospisil said of lopsided losses of 70-6 to HLV in Week 1 and 91-0 last week to Springville. “I think you’ll see as we play the rest of the season, the scores will be a lot closer than they have been.”

CVC started a football program from scratch two years ago. It played four games in 2011 and a full nine-game schedule last season.

As expected, things haven’t always been pretty. The Huskies have been outscored an average of 73 points to 12, including last week’s blowout to a team ranked in the top 10 in the state in Eight-Man by The Gazette and Iowa Prep Sports.

The opener two weeks ago was stopped at halftime for the safety of the players because of the score and extreme heat.

“They just need the opportunity to play,” Pospisil said. “We had a preseason scrimmage against CAL Latimer, we didn’t keep score, but I know the play was even.

“It’s been tough, but there has been a lot of improvement in the program. I think it has gotten better by leaps and bounds. You’ve got to keep in mind we just have had a long way to go because we were starting from scratch.”

Cedar Valley Christian, coached by Ed Betsworth, has 18 players on its roster, with three being injured and unavailable to play right now, Pospisil said. The Huskies host West Central on Friday night at LaSalle Middle School.

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