HAVANA, Fla. (WTXL) - Monday was day one of practice for high school football teams in the state of Florida, and the East Gadsden Jaguars are looking to go from "worst to first."
The Jaguars were winless last season, just three seasons removed from a trip to the Final Four in 2011. This year, that worst to first mantra is in the house thanks to head coach Corey Fuller, who is back to coach the Jags after a two year hiatus.
Coach Fuller said the East Gadsden defensive line should dominate, and he added he has a lot of confidence in both his offense and special teams.
Fuller said attendance this summer has been great, as close to fifty kids have shown up every day to practice and they've been ready to work.
"These kids have bought in to what we're selling, and I can promise you this, we won't be 0-9," he said. "Matter of fact, if we don't win eight games, I'm going to be highly upset. There's going to be a lot of punishment going on. Im just going to put it out there. It's not a seceret. They already think I feel a certain type of way, and I feel a certain way because I can believe in my kids. We got an old school philosophy at East Gadsden. We're on top of the hill, and there's not a lot expected out of us anyways, so we like it like that."
East Gadsden takes on West Gadsden August 21st in their battle for the Superintendent's Cup. Their first regular season game is the 28th at Chiles.