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Lansdowne football emphasizes 'family, focus, pride'

Lansdowne football emphasizes 'family, focus, pride'

Second-year Lansdowne High School football coach Shawn Murphy tried to create a family atmosphere last season when the Vikings won three games after not winning any the previous two seasons. Last year’s 7-6 win over Kenwood on Sept. 12, 2014 ended a 26-game losing streak. “Our rallying statement this year has been family, focus, pride,” Murphy said. “That family component, we had some of it last year, but not as much as we’ve had this year. The brotherhood is alive and well right now.” So is the team’s confidence as the Vikings prepare to play at home against Chesapeake, of Anne Arundel County, in the season opener on Friday at 6:30 p.m. ...

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