Aug. 8, 2014 AIKEN, SC-- South Aiken is changing things up before the football season. Of course, some of the personnel will be different, but the biggest change for the T-Breds is one within each player.
The overall team concepts of chemistry and togetherness will be the key factors, driving South Aiken's 2014 season. The best kind of talent is the kind that puts the team first. The Thoroughbreds have that talent.
Led by four star recruit Rasool Clemens, South Aiken's offensive and defensive lines will be the strength of the team. After a 3-8 season, the 'team first' message is coming through loud and clear.
"We have to work together. We have to put selfishness aside. Together as a team, we are strong. I know we can execute these plays with these great coaches. I'm looking forward to this season," senior Ryan McNutt said.
"Everybody gets along, they're like a family out here. There's not a lot of ego. Everybody's here for just one job and that's to move this thing forward and get to where we need to be," head coach Jeremy West said.
In the backfield, South Aiken has a running back new to the school, but not new to the area. Wardlaw Academy back Malik Lee transferred to the Thoroughbreds this year. There's also a new quarterback. Last year's back up Bowen Smith is taking over those duties.