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Laney looks to team unity to be the key to success

Monday Aug. 24, 2009

Augusta, GA--Ask most coaches and they'll tell you they usually don't have much patience. For Laney and coach Lemuel Lackey, he's had to have plenty of it here in the early going. With almost an entirely new starting crew, the wildcats and fans need to be a little patient out of the gate.

19 seniors are gone from last year's team leaving plenty of holes to fill on both sides of the ball. While it's a legit excuse, don't expect it to be used much around the Wildcats. Coach Lackey feels his team is more athletic then previous seasons and that can overcome some of the youth the team has.

"That's one of the things, I think going into a season with this much inexperience and this much youth, you have to rely on some of those athletic abilities that will get you over the hump." said Laney coach Lemuel Lackey

Joe Tate and Martin Epps are two seniors who'll be relied upon heavily to lead the Cats. Tate feels they've worked the hardest they ever had. He also knows there's no "i" in the word team.

"We just have to work as a team" said senior Joe Tate "I mean everybody has to do their own assignment. There's no superstars anymore, none of that. We just have to work hard and just play as a family. I mean we have no choice but to play as a family and we have no choice but to have each others' backs."

The Cats will once again have to run the gauntlet of one of the toughest regions around. You see every game is a region game and they start on the road at Jefferson County.


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  • by JOE Location: AUGUSTA on Aug 24, 2009 at 07:46 PM
    HEY CATS, YOU CAN WIN IT ALL REACH BACK ON EVERY PLAY AND THINK OF THAT WILDCAT PRIDE, AS SO MANY BEFOE YOU HAVE WIN, WIN, WIN, THREE TO FOUR YARDS PER PLAY, DON'T TRY TO GET IT ALL IN ONE PLAY. THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE, TAKE NO TEAM FOR GRANTED, PLAY EVERY DOWN AS IF IT IS THE ONE TO WIN THE GAME.
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