Springfield eases past ANC
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“I think with the offensive line we have coming back this year, it’s just progress,” Johnson said. “te’re just making progress. te’re young and we’re getting better every day. I couldn’t do what I did tonight without my line and we’re on a good road and coming back for more.”
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Springfield’s Eddie Graham turns up field for positive yardage during Friday’s non-league action against Academy New Church