PELHAM, Ga. (WTXL) - Georgia High Schools kicked off the 2015 football season last week, but if teams didn't have a spring game, they got the advantage of having two scrimmages. That's exactly the situation Pelham High is in, as they face Bainbridge on Thursday night.
The Hornets faced Albany High, and won, in their first scrimmage. New head coach Dondrial Pinkins said the team has worked hard at fixing the mistakes they did make as they head in to Thursday's match-up with Bainbridge.
Pinkins said it's been good coming in to a program with experience, and since taking over the reins, Pelham has moved to a more uptempo offense, and fans will see the Hornets pass the ball more this season.
Pinkins said he has four guys back on offense, and three on defense, but the toughest part of being the new guy on the block? Pinkins said it has been getting the kids to buy in, and if the Hornets want to be successful, they'll have to do with one thing.
"Execution, and that's on all three phases of the game. Offense, defense, and special teams," he said. "I think we have assembled a great coaching staff who will put the guys in position to be successful. I told the kids we don't have to be where we need to be right now, but once region play starts, we need to start gelling as a team, and win a few ball games in our region, and hopefully finish in the top two in our region, so we can hopefully host a few ball games in the playoffs."
Pelham opens up the regular season at home on the 28th against Baconton Charter.