Christchurch beats Norfolk Christian, 43-27, to win the 2017 VISAA State Championship

The Christchurch School varsity football team and fans celebrate following the championship victory, including headmaster John Byers (holding plaque).

Seahorses dedicate season to Ed Trotter

The Christchurch School 2017 football season was dedicated to the memory of Seahorse I. Edward Trotter of Lancaster. A member of the Class of 1949, Mr. Trotter played center for the school’s undefeated, championship team of 1948.

He went on to become chairman of the school’s board of governors and trustee and president of the Christchurch School Foundation.

Mr. Trotter died on June 11, 2017. In acknowledgment of the great pride that Mr. Trotter took in the school’s football program and the spirit and support he always showed, the team dedicated the season to him, wearing his number 10 on a helmet decal.

The Seahorses were delighted to see Mrs. Trotter at Dischinger Field this fall with her son, Nick Trotter.

by Jennifer Homer

Question: Why was six afraid of seven?
Answer: Because of seven eight nine.

For the Christchurch School Seahorses, Jamar Darboe wore number 7, Steven Stilianos wore number 8 and Peyton Ryder wore number 9. Together the three senior backs pounded the ball on the ground for the past two weeks as Christchurch won two playoff games on the road to bring home the 2017 VISAA State Championship trophy.

In the season finale on November 18, the Seahorses defeated the Norfolk Christian Ambassadors, 43-27.

The Seahorses won the state championship by fighting for each other and finishing…