MARTINEZ,Ga.---Finish the drill has become a popular mantra for football teams in every classification. Something to carry over from practice into game situations. Augusta christian has not only adopted that saying for this season, they have a painful example of why it's important.
In last season's 3-A private school state title game, the Lions held a late lead on Hammond but let it slip away. That's not something that Augusta Christian does very often and definitely not something they want to have happen again. So this season, the coaches have given the players a constant reminder of that disappointment and what it takes to be a champion with every practice shirt emblazoned with one word...finsh.
"We had the lead in the state championship with 5 minutes and 27 seconds left and we didn't finish, so that's the key, to finish everything," says Senior quarterback Tyler Bourdo.
"That means, finish the drill," adds Senior linebacker Travis Cerasuolo. "Whenever you're out on a play and feel like you can't do anymore, you just gotta dig deep and finish."
The Lions return 8 starters to an already potent offense and expect big things from a sometimes dominating defense. They open their season next Friday at Orangeburg Prep.