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PHOTOS: 55 players try out for Richmond soccer

Senior Ayden Mabe fires a shot on frame during Monday's tryout. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — As the interest in the sport of soccer grows, so does the Richmond Senior High School soccer program.

Monday marked the first day of official tryouts for the Raiders and fifth-year head coach Chris Larsen.

A total of 55 players tried out for Richmond. Larsen had 25 varsity players and coach Bennie Howard had 30 hopeful junior varsity players in attendance.

Players worked on a series of drills, including passing, possession and footwork, shooting and headers. 

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Tryouts will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday, before practices start on Thursday. 

The Raiders will have their first pre-season scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 13 at South View High School.

Below are photos of Monday’s tryouts, taken by sports editor Kyle Pillar.

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Kyle Pillar is a nine-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.