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Calvert focuses on grades, character during rebuilding process
By Jacqueline Kantor, Monday, October 28, 12:55
Every year, there’s a Friday about midway through the football season that decides the fate of players teetering on the edge of academic ineligibility. Students have early dismissal, and teachers stay later to put together grades and interim reports.
In 2011 — Coach Rick Sneade’s first year at Calvert — the Cavaliers had four players deemed ineligible after that Friday. Last year it was two.
Sneade and his staff spent the interim distribution days of years past scrambling to get students to finish makeup work. But on Oct. 3 of this fall, the team was able to relax and watch a movie together. No players dropped from Sneade’s 35-man varsity roster this season after interim reports.