We have a tougher schedule this year, picking up Sweetwater, Grundy and Bledsoe, but I believe in our men and they are up to the task. Everyone we play has a great coaching staff and will be very competitive. We will do what we do, day by day, whatever it takes, and to God be the glory.
Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?
A: Seasoned and battle ready.
Q: What will be keys to success?
A: No injuries and playing as a family, a pack; we need to continue believing in our system.
Q: Who will be key leaders on the team?
A: All 12 seniors: Ben Bower (OL/DL), Daniel Guinn (RB/LB/OL), Tristan Huggins (WR/DB), Matt McCulley (RB/LB), Matt Millard (RB/LB), Lincoln Phillips (RB/DL), Colton Rogers (TE/DL), Josh Rogers (RB/DL), Aubrey Shamblin (OL/DL), Grant Williams (TE/LB), Stone Hood (WR/DB), and Michael Dellinger (K).
Q: What can you build on from last year?
A: A great season of 10-2 – overcoming early losses but then fighting and winning eight straight games. Our players are tenacious fighters who believe in what we do.
Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A: All of the following: a great season last year, a lot of returning starters, and belief in what we are doing.
Q: What will keep you up at night?
A: Players staying focused as a team and not getting caught up in individuality.
Q: Any lessons learned from last year?
A: We must believe in what we are doing.