Glascock County went 8-and-2 just two seasons ago, and after a tough season last year, the Panthers to reclaim that glory.
They lost a huge senior class last year, and being one of the smaller schools in the state worked against them. It made last year a struggle, proving that experience usually decides the fate of a small school.
This year, Chris Kelly has upperclassmen up and down the roster again, and that makes him and his team hopeful for a resurgence.
He says, "That's the biggest challenge you have with being at a small school, the numbers. You can have good football players, but from the first string to the other strings it drops off so much that if you have injuries, it can really hinder what you're trying to do."
Senior Zach O'Connor added, "Everybody else has two or three good strings, and we've got one. So, it makes it harder on us. We've got to work harder."
The Panthers are also excited because running back sensation Montavious Myricks returns. The back went over 200 yards once last year, and Coach Kelly says he has about 3,000 yards in his two seasons of varsity action.