Report From The 2012 Chesapeake Bowl

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Four members of Virginia Tech’s class of 2013 played in this past Saturday’s Chesapeake Bowl, an annual competition pitting the South (players from DC, MD, and VA) versus the North (players from DE, NJ, and PA).  All four players — Salem (Va. Beach, VA) linebacker Andrew Motu’apuaka , Warhill (Williamsburg, VA) offensive tackle Parker Osterloh , Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA) offensive guard Braxton Pfaff , and Patrick Henry (Roanoke, VA) wide receiver David Prince — played for the South, which lost handily, 38-13.  Following the game, I caught up with Pfaff and Prince, who remained upbeat about the week’s experience despite the loss.

I first caught up with the 6’5″, 285-pound Pfaff, who seemed pleased with his performance in practice and in the game.

Parker Osterloh (left) and Braxton Pfaff at the 2012 Chesapeake Bowl

“I guess my expectations were to just do my best against whatever competition I had in front of me, and I thought I did really well,” Pfaff said.

“I thought I did great against my competition.  I came in pretty nervous but I was well prepared.  I thought I did a really good job, and I’ll be ready for college next year.  I just gotta keep working.”

Pfaff praised the play of his future teammates as well.

“Our linebacker, Drew ( Andrew Motu’apuaka ), he’s going to be a great linebacker,” Pfaff said.  “He runs to the ball and he plays really physical.  I think he’s going to be really good up there.  And Parker actually did a really good job.  And he’s going