Coach Wayne Turner
Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?
A: This is a young team with plenty of energy.
Q: What will be the keys to your success?
A: Staying injury-free, especially on the offensive and defensive line.
Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A: Shaylan Bailey (Sr., QB), who is returning with a year of experience, and Ke’un Webb (Jr., RB), providing speed at running back.
Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A: The experience of our quarterback and having a lot of speed in the backfield.
Q: What will keep you up at night?
A: Worrying about injuries.
Q: What can you build on from last year?
A: Several of our younger quarterbacks and running backs had sufficient playing time last year and gained valuable experience.
Q: Any lessons learned from last year?
A: After experiencing a loss against Boyd-Buchanan in the regular season, it gave us a lot of pride to win a big game against them in the playoffs. We learned that we really can play ball with any team in our district.
Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?
A: The new running backs are extremely fast, and we have wide receivers that can catch the ball.
We have a challenging schedule. Our team’s success will depend on how much depth we can develop across both the offensive and defensive lines. We are solid in all other areas.
Photos by Michael Hampton