It's not often that four wins can be considered a successful season, but sometimes those wins aren't the most important measure of a team's growth.
That's exactly the case for the McCormick football team. Under first year coach Frank Brown, the Chiefs made their biggest strides off the field, improving attitude and buying into the coach's system.
Coming into year two, Brown feels the time has come for the advances to translate into wins.
Brown says, "We made a major shift with the mindset. They started to understand that sometimes bad things were going to happen, and they had to overcome it for good things to happen. They started to do that as the season went on, and they got a lot better, and hopefully that's going to carry over into this year and we can be more successful."
A change in attitude can only go so far, though. A team needs to put the work in to have any chance to succeed.
Brown and his chiefs know that, and the players worked harder in the offseason than ever before.
Quarterback Toronce Bryant says, "This year's different from the previous years because in past years we never worked this hard all summer. Everybody's been giving their all, and it's just different. It feels good."
The Chiefs open with Edisto, another 4-7 team from a year ago. If they get a win there, they face a huge test week two against Lincoln County.