Tuesday, August 15, 2011
Gibson, GA - 2010 was certainly an up and down season at Glascock County. Chris Kelly's squad scored a lot, but many times, they gave up even more.
Ask the panthers, though, and they'll tell you it's pretty close to a clean slate this time around.
With seven seniors leaving, most of them playing on both sides of the ball, there are plenty of holes to fill. Fortunately for Kelly, he's got guys that are more than willing to get it done.
There won't be a flashy offense like we've seen in the past, but this will be a fundamental team, and sometimes that's all you need to get the job done.
"We don't have any superstars. You know, we've had some really good players over the last few years. We don't really have anybody that really stands out a lot," says Kelly. "We gotta really play hard as a team, defensively especially. Offensively, I think we'll still be able to move the ball. We just won't have that explosive back like we've had the last few years."
Senior linebacker Taylor Simpson adds, "We lost a lot of superstars, but we got a lot of hard workers this year. We've put in a whole lot of work and looking a whole lot better and progressing really fast so we're not going to give up. We're going to fight every play. We don't have the fastest people out here or the strongest, but we have a lot of hard workers, and every play we're going to give 100%."
The Panthers went 4-6 last year, but they may not be as far from success as it looks. They had a three-game stretch where they lost all three by a total of 13 points.