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This Week In Football - Week 10 by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach

                For the sixth straight week, the Chargers competed for all four quarters against Colchester. We struggled in the first half to execute, but that was mostly because of the offensive coordinator (that would be me). More on that later... 



This Week In Football - Week 9 by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach

               For the fifth straight week, the Chargers competed for all four quarters against Lyndon. However, we had to compete in a different way. We looked at Lyndon’s record prior to our game and looked at who they played. We were honest with our kids and told them that we should win this week going away because it looked like Lyndon was having a down year luckily for us...




This Week In Football - Week 8 by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach

              For the fourth straight week, the Chargers competed for all four quarters against Winooski/Burlington. Winooski/Burlington is a big, physical and fast team. Yet somehow our kids looked faster. They dominated in all phases of the game. Something has gotten into our kids, and whatever it is, I want to see more of it.



This Week In Football - Week 7 by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach

            For the third straight week, the Chargers competed for all four quarters against Chittenden East...



This Week In Football - Week 6 by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach

            For the second straight week, the Chargers competed for all four quarters against Colchester...



This Week In Football - Week 5 by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach

          We seem to be setting a trend, and it’s a trend in the right direction...  



This Week in Football - Week 4 by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach


        This past Saturday’s game opened our eyes to a lot of things...



This Week in Football - Week 3 by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach

I am sorry I missed everyone last week. I could not find the inspiration to write an article for the week of the
Jamboree. Now that we have one real football game under our belts, I hope to get an article out each week going forward...



This Week in Football by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach


Tom shares his thoughts and highlights from the Chargers first week of practice (August 12-16, 2019).



Football Life by Tony Arcovitch, Essex Chargers 7/8 Head Coach

Football has been part of my life since my earliest memories...



Youth Football Challenges by Tom Downs, Essex Chargers 7/8 Offensive Coach

Let’s be honest with ourselves. Football is facing many challenges, especially at the youth football level...  



Reflecting on the 2006 State Championship by Tony Arcovitch, Essex Chargers 7/8 Head Coach

As I am getting ready for the 2019 season, I am reflecting on years past...


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