VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - In 2016, the Valdosta Wildcats won a State Championship. In their follow-up to that ring winning season, the Cats finished 4-7, making the play-offs but fell in the first round.
Last year's group was young, this year, they're more experienced. Head coach Alan Rodemaker likes their offense, but notes they are slim under center.
No worries though, this group is motivated. Valdosta looks to quickly erase last season out of their minds, and use it to get better for the season ahead.
"They're the best kids in the whole school. They're good kids," said Rodemaker. "I think they've locked into the program. I think they've got a chip on their shoulder's this year because a lot of these guys played for a state championship two years ago and got a ring on their finger and then last year...had a very disappointing season. They've come out and I think it's been a great off-season for us."
The Cats look to turn things around week one when they host Jackson on August 17.