Homeschool Football

In a commentary piece for the Temple Daily Telegram in Temple, Texas, Tim Waits explains how local homeschoolers have put together their own sports team: Local homeschool team making most of its opportunity:

Football can be complicated as anyone involved would like to make it or as simple as drawing pass routes in the dirt on a playground.

What it should always be is fun for those who desire to play it.

John Ash is attempting to incorporate some of all of those things as the
coach of the Centex Homeschool Chargers, a six-man team that is four years in the making. The Chargers play a full junior varsity schedule and were 4-1 going into the weekend.

Not bad for a team that came together primarily at the behest of a persistent 13-year-old, Stephen Ash, John’s son, who is now the Chargers’ sophomore quarterback. A few phone calls were made and the makings of a middle school six-man team came together. Local public and private schools donated equipment and, amazingly, they were able to put together a nine-game schedule that year.

Along with assistant Shannon Cloe, the team culled together interested homeschoolers from throughout the region to join the club.

“This was unexpected,” John Ash said. “We never thought this could happen.”

Of the seven independent homeschool six-man teams in the state, the Chargers are ranked at the top by sixmanfootball.com. Last week’s ranking had the Chargers at No. 156 among 240 teams among all public and private schools. Every game is on the road because they don’t have their own field…

Continue reading the article at this link. (Thanks to Susan Fredericks in Texas for the article link!)

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