AUGUSTA---Surviving in Georgia region 3-AAA is no small task given the competition. Teams like Washington County,Thomson and Glenn Hills make it a huge undertaking just to make the postseason. That's the hand the Cross Creek Razorbacks have been dealt however, and they're not complaining.
Second year head coach Scott Tate's razorback team took a small step back last season with a 4-6 record and lost 12 seniors from that squad.
The good news is that they have 16 seniors on this year's team and their starting quarterback returning. Possibly one of the reasons coach Tate thinks a tough schedule may be a good thing.
Explains Tate, "It makes you work harder because you know you have to play good games and mistake-free games in order to beat teams like that and that makes you work harder now so it will pay off in the long run."
Adds Senior wide receiver/free safety Eric Eidson, "They got to put their pads on just like we do. So we go out there and step on the field with them. No differnt, we gotta play them man up."
The Razorbacks are expecting their defense to step up this season. Last year, the offense managed to score an average of just under 9 points a game.
Cross Creek opens their season August 31st against Hephzibah.