If our players continue to buy into the new system and gain confidence about the assignments and with each other; we will have an opportunity to be competitive this season. We are very young to the program, and the process is the main thing in high school football. We’ll continue to work hard as a team. We will get better.
Coach Ken Colquette
Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?
A: Relatively young and inexperienced. We have good size and a good work ethic, and we are a smart team that is learning new offensive and defensive schemes.
Q: What will be keys to success?A:Our offensive line and how fast we learn the new systems and gain confidence.
Q: Who will be key leaders on the team?
A:Blake Cates (Sr. RB/LB), Brad Thompson (Jr. SE/DB), Jackson Hamblen (Sr. WR/DB), Zane Swanger (So. OL/DL), Dylan Harvey (Sr. QB/DB), Jared Bass (Jr. OL/DL)
Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A:We have a group of good young men that are excited about the direction of the program. We also have eight seniors that are categorized as Academic All-State Players (3.25 GPA or higher): Blake Cates (RB/LB), Kraig Bice (OL/DL), Jerrick Daniel (WR/DB), Chandler Morrison (OL/DL), Dylan Harvey (Sr. QB/DB), Jackson Hamblen (WR/DB) and Christian Payne (K/P).
Q: What will keep you up at night?A:Making sure that all the kids understand the new offensive and defensive schemes.
Q: Any lessons learned from last year?
A:We have to continue to learn and improve.