VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The football program at Lanier High School has been around for 22 years, according to head coach Kurt Williams. However, it's never been a true, solid program. In 2018, Coach Williams inherited a team that only had five players to ever take a snap of varsity football.
The 2018 season went as expected for some, with the bulldogs finished 0-10. According to coach, many things needed to change, not just on the field but also in the weight room. "At the beginning of the schedule, when it wasn't successful early, we made the decision to lift in the weight room like we were in January through May and to close the physical gap of getting stronger every day, and trying to close the physical gap with our opponents for this year," explained Coach Williams. "And I thought we did that. Starting in January, we really busted it in the weight room and had a great off-season, and really picked that up in spring, and had great energy in practice, and kind of picked up where we left off in the fall."
The bulldogs have a scrimmage with Cook High next Friday. The following Friday, Lanier will be away at Union County.