Wednesday Aug. 5, 2009
Evans,GA--This is Greenbrier coach Brian Smith's second year at the helm of the Wolfpack. While the day to day stuff gets easier, putting a winning product on the field might be even harder this time around
The Pack didn't lose a ton of seniors, but did lose a whole lot of starters on both sides of the ball. Guys like Dylan Turner, Bryan Adams and TD Davis are gone and someone has to step up and fill the shoes. That leads to the tee shirts that say all in. It's the moniker this year and everyone knows that's what it'll take for the team to be successful.
"Everyone just has to work up to their full potential and go full speed all the time." said Trevor Jones "Strength, I'd have to say all of us working together. As long as we work together and stay together as a family we should be good."
"Yea, our theme is all in" said coach Brian Smith "All of these guys, all of the time and in all things. That's kind of what we emphasize. We want those guys to be in tune to not just football, but academics, everything."
The pack won just two games playing up in class 5-A including a victory in the season finale. This was the first time this crew played at that high level and they learned the game is quite different then what they've played in the past in 4-A.
"Game speed is a lot different, we just have to pick it up and keep playing to our full potential and just play hard." added Jones
Of course the team is also overcoming the late summer death of Chris Smith which makes the all in attitude even more important. The pack open the season with two road games at Evans and then at Lakeside.