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Bailey Coates, Class of 2018

Amidst all of the graduation hoopla the last two senior football players have found a home to play at the next level. Hard work is hard to come by in today's world, but not on coach Lilly's football team. Every single senior football player will go on to play a college sport next year. This is due to their hard work on the field as well as in the classroom. They could not have reached this level if not for the efforts of their coaches and themselves. While this year was not the peak year for the football team. The seniors are going out with a bang.

“I’m proud of all my teammates and seeing them succeed in their perspective fields,” said the soon-to-be Panther Davis. “And I am excited to see what me and my brothers will accomplish at the next level.”

Recently lineman Jaymare Fleming decided to play division one football at The University of Albany, located in the capital city of the state of New York. The last senior Cadet, Bobby Evan Bradley, has two possible schools he may be calling home next fall. His top two choices are Lackawanna College and Alabama A&M University.

With the addition of these two players, there is a total of 12 college-bound football players roaming the halls of Benedictine College Preparatory, though they'll all scatter in the near future. Chris Collins (UNC), Wendell Davis (Pitt), Caleb Grimes (Navy), Deontre Logan (West Virginia Wesleyan), Daric Cotman (UVA-Wise), Isaiah Jones (Merchant Marine Academy, for wrestling), Andrew Mulvin (Hampden-Sydney College), Marco Ortiz (Florida University), Antonio Ortiz (TCU), Damon Wright (CNU), Fleming (Albany) and Bradley (with those two offers in hand).

At first glance, it is an impressive list, but when you look at it harder, it's even more impressive. While Benedictine is not shy about turning out some of the best athletes in Richmond, Coach Lilly's success rate of getting his seniors into college is 100 percent this year, a very impressive feat for a coach. "I'm proud of all my teammates and seeing them succeed in their perspective fields," said the soon-to-be Panther Davis. "And I am excited to see what me and my brothers will accomplish at the next level."

Davis hit the nail right on the head. The Cadet Nation is very proud of all these Benedictine men. They are the epitome of what our school strives to produce in men: exceptional at their extracurriculars, and even more so in the classroom. The Cadets look forward to seeing them play on TV for years to come. Hopefully, their success will continue for many more seasons. Go Cadets!

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