New Coaches Take Over Riverdale Academy Football Program 

By Chloe Spradley

With football season coming up very soon, I’d like to introduce Riverdale Academy’s new head football coaches, Denver Williams and Nathan Edie.  Williams is a 2022 graduate of Riverdale, and he was also a part of the baseball, basketball, and football teams. His junior year, the Rebels were state runner-up, and his senior year, he was named to the MSAIS All-Star team. 

Edie has been assistant football coach for many years, said, “I think the season will be unpredictable, as they always are. I know what I believe our boys are capable of, and I think they believe it also. Practice has been pretty focused so far, but we will really see where we stand next week when the pads come on, I am excited.”  They will also have multiple helpers: James Wagoner, Jace Wilhite, and Brennan Edie. All three are Riverdale alumni and former Riverdale football players.

The football team has been working super hard all summer practicing and working out for the upcoming season. Coach Williams quotes, “I think this will be the year!” The team participated in a 6 on 6 passing tournament at Union Christian Academy last Saturday and did a fabulous job. We are all excited to see how this season turns out.

The Rebels’ home opener will be on Friday, August 18th. Come and support these boys as they begin their quest for the championship. We hope to see you all there!