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Miami Community Charter School

AUGUST 28, 2015

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Growing pains are tough, but if there is
the season .500. It still being our
one team that knows they are worth the
first season into it, we managed to
fight, it’s
win one
Miami
game, but
Community
anything
Charter
above that
School.
is what is
MCCS
better for
had their
the team.
first full
We just
season last
want to be
year and
better than
only had
we were
one win,
the year
but are
before.”
eager to
Despite an
build above
extremely
that this
small
season.
school,
“Our goal
Miami
is to
Community
improve.
Charter is
We want to
still excited
be better
about their
than the
players’ tal- Miami Community Charter is hoping that having a full season of varsity football under
day before.
ent and
it’s belt will help the program succeed in 2015.
As far as
their contrithis season,
butions to
field. We have a new asset in Donald
we want to Ashante Applebee prepares to pass.
the team.
Robinson, he’s going to bring a lot to this
be better
“We have
team and bring a lot to the table as far as
than last season.” Head Coach Charlie
Ashante Applby, who is our quarterback.
skill positions. Another guy is Michael
Jones said. “I, at least, wanted to finish
He’s an athlete, he can play all around the
Brown, he’s one of our big receivers.
He’ll be more of a possession guy.”
Jones said. “Our biggest weapon right
now is our speed and our athletes. We
need to get bigger and have bigger linemen.”
Although with optimistic spirit, there’s
still a tough struggle that the new and
2014 Record: 1 - 7
small school has to go through.
“There’s a lot of challenges with numbers and equipment; we do what we
can. Our players help out a lot. We have
a good group of girls that take care of
the team. Coach Alfonso, Coach Mike,
Aug. 28 @ Archbishop
and I are very creative in what we do
Curley - 4pm
out here, as far as the equipment that
we have. We try to do the most with the
resources that we have.” Coach Jones
Sept. 4 @ Somerset Silver
explained.
Palms (Southridge) - 7:30pm
With so many challenges the season
before, it was apparent to the Lions that
their philosophy on the field needed to
Sept. 11 @ Palmer Trinity
be changed.
School - 4pm
“Last year we tried to be more of a
power team, but we didn’t have the
guys to play that role. This year we are
Sept. 18 @ Berkeley
going to play into the talent that we
Prep - 7pm
have. We are going to try to get the
guys the ball out quick and in space to
the guys and let them make plays. It’s
Sept. 24 @ Everglades Prep
those plays like that are going to help
(Harris) - 7pm
our team out.” Coach Jones said while
explaining their outlook on the season.
“We aren’t really looking past any
Oct. 2 @ Highlands
games. We’re just trying to take it one
Christian - 7pm
game at time. Whoever it is that week,
that’s the team we are going to emphaOct. 15 vs. Pinecrest Prep
size on. We’re not looking past anyone.”
(Harris) - 7pm
If there’s one thing that this team has
it’s heart. There are countless kids on
Oct. 22 @ Hillel - 7pm
the Lions’ side that have bought into
this program and give it their all. This
type of heart is ultimately the type that
Oct. 30 FIFC Playoff - TBA
helps build winning teams. The Lions
hope that it can translate to their record.

2015 Schedule

Nov. 6 FIFC
Championship - TBA

Chris Torres chases down a pass during a recent Lions’ summer practice.

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