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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: NewRock Prep Academy launches football program in 2017
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The NewRock Prep Sports Academy piloted its basketball program last year with great success, and is now looking for the same from head coach Sean Tarrant, as he prepares NewRock’s football team to take the field for the first time later this month.

Anthony Ivory, founding athletic director for the prep school that gives student-athletes the semi-equivalent of a “fifth year” of high school, says birthing football was tough, but will be worth it.

“It was definitely hard,” Ivory said. “Football is a lot when you’re starting a program. But I have confidence in Coach T, just like I do with Coach (Jonathan) Nelson and our basketball program. I believe we’ll be successful.”

Below is the NewRock 2017 football schedule. We’ll have a full team roster in our Sunday August 13 edition of The Covington News, and a full feature story on the program in future editions.

New Rock Prep Sports Academy 2017 Football Schedule:

Saturday 8/26- Ramah Juno Prep @ New Rock Prep (4:00 pm)

Sunday 9/1- New Rock Prep @ Shorter College (JV) (3:00 pm)

Sunday 9/10- New Rock Prep @ Gulf Coast Prep (1:00 pm)

Sunday 9/17- BYE

Thursday 9/21- New Rock Prep @ Maryville College (JV) (6:00 pm)

Saturday 9/30- New Rock Prep @ University of Ft. Lauderdale (2:00 pm)

Sunday 10/8- New Rock Prep @ Alabama Prep Academy (2:30 pm)

Saturday 10/14- Gattaca Prep @ New Rock Prep (1:00 pm)

Sunday 10/22- Methodist College (JV) @ New Rock Prep (1:30 pm)

Sunday 10/29- Alabama Prep Sports Academy @ New Rock Prep (4:00 pm)

Saturday 11/5- North Florida Prep @ New Rock Prep (1:30 pm)

Monday 11/13- BYE