Edmund Burke looks to be mentally tougher this year

Sunday Aug. 9, 2009

Waynesboro, Ga--A lot of times a first year head coach would be satisfied with a six and four campaign. But at Edmund Burke, Buddy Sorrow feels they left a win or two out on the field. This time around, they need to be mentally tougher to improve upon that.

This year's Spartan team will be changing things up a bit. That's what happens when you lose about 85% of your offense in Hamp Wade and Jeremy Hayes. They only lost five other guys so there's still plenty of experience on the squad. To get to the next level though, it's not the hundred yards on the field they need to improve on, it's the six inches between the ears.

"Physically they do everything we ask them to do but they just need to learn to get a little more mental toughness to them" said head coach Buddy Sorrow "That means preparing for the games mentally. Even though football is a physical game they have to understand there's a real big mental part of the game that we haven't solved that problem yet and we're going to have to do that."

"You have to execute and can't have any mental mistakes. That's the big thing though. We have a lot of young people on the team that can't be messing up, we have to have a lot of mental execution on it." said Boyd Lively

Tyler Rowland will move from quarterback to running back giving them the experience in the backfield but with the players coming back up front on both sides of the ball, no reason to think Edmund Burke won't be able to equal or top last year's win total.

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