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Seahawks to dress 32 on varsity roster

The Franklin County Seahawks football team had its annual parent meeting on July 19, with parents enjoying hamburgers and chips as they were given information regarding the upcoming season.

As summer workouts come to a close, practices will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday- Friday. All middle school students interested in playing football should plan to attend mandatory practices that begin Monday, August 1. 

The football program is currently selling signs for the stadium and have added an option for families to purchase spirit signs for their favorite player as well. The cost of a donation for a sign renewal ranges from $100 to $450, with the cost for a new sign ranging from $200 to $1,000.

“The money raised from these signs goes a long way in supporting our program. With the price of officials and equipment going up, every dollar counts,” said Coach Dirk Strunk. “We are also looking for volunteers to support us on the sidelines and run the chains as well as community partners who would like to sponsor a few open slots for pre-game meals. 

The Seahawks are partnering with Forgotten Coast Radio and the team’s favorite announcer Torrey Blackman to broadcast games and showcase Seahawk Nation athletes to enjoy if unable to attend in person. 

“We are excited that our varsity football team has been invited to participate in WCTV’s Friday Morning Pep Rally again this year and will be featured as the Team of the Week for Sept. 9,” said Strunk. “WCTV will broadcast live from our stadium from 5:55 until 7 a.m.”

Strunk said the team will be dressing 32 on its varsity roster. “These young men have worked hard this summer and are looking forward to the upcoming season. We invite everyone in Seahawk Nation to come out to fill the stands, feel the Friday Night Lights, splurge at the concession stand and support our athletes,” he said.

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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