Wednesday August 6, 2008
Aiken, SC--It's been the philosophy of Aiken football since Carey Johnson took over the Hornet program, hard nose football. It's paid off. In the past four years alone, the program has racked up 39 wins, and believe it or not, that includes just five a year ago.
Good news Hornet fans, where you may have lacked experience a year ago, there's plenty of it this time around. While they lost quarterback Marcel Harley, they return two running backs in Demetrius Washignton and Cortez Abney. They'll be running behind a more experienced line which bodes well for controling a game.
"We were kind of lacking in experience last year" said Aiken coach Carey Johnson "We have a good group of seniors coming back and these guys will go out and give it their all everytime they step on the field. But you can't replace experience so they had to gain a little experience, but once they gained some they did a pretty fair job."
Despite last year's sub 500 season, the team did win four of their last seven showing that the youngsters who saw plenty of playing time gained confidence as they head into this year. With the new region alignment, Aiken starts the season with their cross town rivals South Aiken, that'll be on the 29th.