When Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA) takes the field tonight against Osbourn Park, it will do so with a 5-4 record, which isn’t ideal for a team that had high expectations heading into the 2013 season. However, in light of the injuries the team has had to overcome this season, senior leader Greg Stroman is pleased with his team’s standing as the no. 14 seed in the 6A North region standings. The top 16 seeds make the playoffs.
“I feel great about out chances of making a run,” said Stroman, the Raiders starting quarterback. “We’re ready to play. We’re pretty much all healthy right now.”
The 6’0″, 170-pound Stroman, an excellent athlete who has accepted a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech, was one of those injured, as a hip injury sidelined him for three games. Stroman missed a fourth straight game when he came down with the flu but has played in each of the last four outings, helping the Raiders to a 3-1 record in that time. The team went 1-3 during his absence.
“It has been tough for me because of the injury. I don’t like sitting out games,” Stroman said. “I’m back healthy and ready to make this run. It actually has been a good season because I know how to bounce back.”
While he has had to fight through injury, Stroman has not had to deal with the pressures of recruiting after verbally committing to the Hokies on August 3. The decision was a tight one — some thought UVa would be the pick, and Stroman admitted he made the decision hours before he announced — but the speedy athlete feels great about his choice.
“I’m very strong in my commitment,” he said.
Stroman has visited Tech twice this fall, most recently for the Duke game. He will return for an official visit the weekend of November 15-17.
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