Coach’s comments: “We opened last year with several players trying to figure out how they could play harder than they thought they could. We fought Southport to the end, and they had a pretty good team. We found a way to compete and that was a testament to our growth as a team.
“We had a great summer that put us light-years ahead in our preparation. We have some good athletes back. To be honest, I don’t expect some of our positions to be settled until the day before our opener. I want to put our best 22 guys on the field. We may switch some positions around and hope we don’t miss a beat. We have lots of line competition on both sides. We are solid with linebackers and D-backs. We’re looking for depth. We’re going to get ourselves ready to play at home and want our players to feed off that energy.”