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West End school goes from winless season to playoffs

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West End school goes from winless season to playoffs

West End school goes from winless season to playoffs

To say they have an austere program might be an understatement.

The Cincinnati College Prep Academy football team practices on two softball fields with little grass and no lights, but with determination and hope.

Winless a year ago, CCPA made the playoffs for the first time.

BY MY COUNT THERE ARE 20 GAMESBEING PLAYED TONIGHT IN OHIOAND KENTUCKY.;.IN MANY CASES,THESE ARE TEAMS THAT GET THEREON A REGULAR BASIS.

BUTKEENAN SINGLETON FOUND ONECINCINNATI SCHOOL WHO WILL BETHERE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME:THE SUN IS LOW.

IN THE SHADOWSBENEATH, THEY PLAY IN THELIGHT A FEW MOMENTS MORE.MORE.: THAT'S A PROBLEM FOR US.

ITGETS REAL DARK DURINGPRACTICE.

CAN'T SEE THE BALL.GOTTA GO.

THE SUN TELLS USWHEN PRACTICE IS OVER.: THEY DON'T SPEND MUCH IF ANYTIME ON THE KICKING GAME HEREAT CCPA PRACTICES.

THAT'S FORTWO REASONS.

ONE OUT OFINGENUITY, THE OTHERNECISSITY.

HEAD COACH JEREMYPFLUG DOESN'T LIKE KICKOFFS,HE PREFERS ONSIDE KICKS.

ANDWHEN YOU PRACTICE ON TWOSOFTBALL FIELDS, THEY DON'TCOME EQUIPPED WITH UPRIGHTS.LIFE FOR THE FOOTBALL TEAM ATCINCINNATI COLLEGE PREPACADEMY ISN'T WITHOUT ITSCHALLENGES.DISCARDED ITEMSLITTER THE FIELD, WHICH ISACTUALLY TWO CONJOINEDSOFTBALL FIELDS THAT ARE MOREBROWN THAN GREEN IN THE WESTEND.THE COACH WAS DISCARDEDTOO.PFLUG: I'D BE LYING IF ISAID THERE WEREN'T PEOPLE WHOCALLED ME AND SAID THAT'SWHERE PEOPLE GO TO DIE.

MORELIKE A RESURRECTION FOR BOTHPFLUG AND THE STRUGGLINGDIVISION 7 PROGRAM.

PFLUG LEDAIKEN TO AN 8-2 RECORD HISFINAL SEASON IN 2017 BEFORESTINTS AS COORDINTATOR AT BOTHPRINCETON AND ANDERSON.THELIONS WERE WINLESS A YEAR AGO,AND HAD JUST ONE WIN THESEASON BEFORE THAT.

IN PFLUG'SFIRST YEAR, THE PROGRAM IS INTHE POSTSEASON FOR THE FIRSTTIME.

FROM THIS SOFT EARTH,PLAYERS LIKE ANTONIO HAMMONDARE BUILDING A FOUNDATIONSOT: I WANT TO LEAVE THEGROUND WORK FOR THE FOUNDATIONTO GET BIGGER AND BETTER.

WEDON'T HAVE A FOOTBALL FIELD TOPRACTICE ON, A HOME FIELD TOPLAY AT.

THE LIGHT FADES ANDPLAY ENDS.

THE SUN AWAITSAGAIN TOMORROW.KEENAN SINGLETON, 9OYS, THEWEST




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