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Inside the PD: A by-the-numbers primer as the opener approaches

Inside the PD: A by-the-numbers primer as the opener approaches

Football junkies rejoice — your favorite pastime has arrived. The NFL’s exhibition season is in full force. And ESPN’s college opener (which, for some reason, is Abilene Christian vs. Georgia State) is next Wednesday night.

But you don’t have to wait that long. Friday night at Todd Stadium, the high school season gets off to an early start as Menchville hosts Maury.

It’s been eight months since Heritage lost in the Group 4A state semifinals, which officially ended the Peninsula District’s 2013 season. So here’s a primer, by the numbers, heading into ’14.

1 — Interception thrown by Phoebus quarterbacks in 202 attempts over the last two seasons. If you...

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