Bobcats look to turn things around in 2015
As practice began Monday for the Berryville Bobcat football team, coach Austin Winters wanted his team to start a new tradition, a tradition of winning.
"We have had a great summer," Winters said. "We have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time and I would like to think that will spill over into the fall."
Winters added that he doesn't remember feeling the team morale being this high last year.
"They were ready to get out here," Winters said. "Those are the kinds of guys we need and want on this team."
The Bobcats will rely on junior quarterback Jacob Graham and senior running back Garrett Record, who is playing a new position.
"We had Garrett up on the line last year," Winters said. "But with that big body, we are going to get him in the backfield and see what he can do back there."
Winters added that he has seen Graham improve dramatically within the last year.
"Jacob is someone I have a lot of confidence in as a player," Winters said. "He worked his tail off this off-season to get better and you can tell he has the drive to get better."
Between now and the Aug. 27 scrimmage against Clinton, Winters hopes to see the Bobcats continue to mature as a team.
"We are young in a lot of areas," Winters said. "And we are also making some changes in some pretty important areas so this next month is important for us in the growth process."