NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.---It hasn't been easy playing football for the Fox Creek Predators. The school established the program 2 years ago and the growing pains have been intense. A 60 to nothing loss in their first ever game back in 2005 but they got their first taste of success last season when the Predators broke through and won a game.
Yes, a one win season can be satisfying sometimes but the Preds aren't done working. Coach Russ Snyder has added new coaches to his staff and has set a goal of making the playoffs in 2007. A goal that may not be outlandish. The team improved throughout last season and now that a program has been firmly established, the Predators are looking forward to a little payback on the teams that have taken them lightly the past 2 seasons.
"I definitely want to show them one or two things from Fox Creek. Show them what we can do," says Senior fullback/linebacker Jeremy Hargis. "These guys got a lot of heart. They really want it as bad as any of us do. We're like a unit, like a family. So, I think we'll come through. We're gonna show them something good."
The shool of Fox Creek has grown, so has the football team. About 15 more kids came out this year than in 2005 and coach Snyder is hoping that translates into some wins. The Predators kick off one week from today against McBee.