Saturday, August 6, 2011
Wagener, SC - It's been baby steps in large part for Wagener-Salley the last couple years. There were no wins in 2009, three in 2010, and this year, the War Eagles hope to turn baby steps into leaps and bounds.
Ken Tucker took over mid-season in the winless 2009 campaign, and since then, he's put together a group that doesn't lack confidence.
They don't hope to do well this year, they expect to. To turn the tide so quickly won't come out of nowhere, though. The War Eagles know the first couple weeks are important, and to get a couple early wins could be just the spark they need.
"If we want to improve on what we did last year, then we need to get off to a good start," says Tucker. "We play some good teams to start the year off with, and I think it's going to be very important for us to play well."
Senior Darryl Bynem adds, "It's huge because that's a big confidence builder. In order for us to get where we want to be, we have to start off early and continue it throughout the whole season."
A big problem for last year's squad was giving up a lot of points, and that's been a main focus. The War Eagles hope to give up no more than 14 points per game in 2011.