Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?
A. The team is focused and maintains a strong work ethic.
Q. What will be the keys to your success?
A. Staying focused and finishing every rep.
Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A. Hudson Petty (Sr., RB/DB), Thundur Roberts (Sr., RB/LB), Warner Ashworth (Sr., QB/DE), and Aaron Worley (Sr., OL/DL).
Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A. We have a lot of production and experience returning.
Q. What will keep you up at night?
A. Building depth.
Q. What can you build on from last year?
A. Focus to eliminate mental mistakes and finishing every rep.
Q. Any lessons learned from last year?
A. We have to eliminate mental mistakes.
Q. Will we see anything different this year?
A. This is year two of our system, so a better understanding will allow us to play faster and expand more offensively and defensively.
Q. How would you characterize your team’s speed?
A. Team speed is on par with other programs our size.
We have an opportunity to build off of an exciting and record-breaking year for our program. However, a focal point for us this off-season has been to get our team refocused on the 2018 season. Last year is over and will not win us a game this season. Our kids understand the work it takes to be successful and have done a great job this off-season working toward game one.
Photos by Melissa Holder Photography