MONTICELLO, Fl. (WTXL) - This year, to level the playing field when it comes to high school football, the Florida High School Athletic Association did away with Districts in Classifications 1A-4A, making bigger Regions for teams to compete in.
As a result, a lot of programs came back into the FHSAA from playing independently to compete, and Aucilla Christian is one of them.
The Warriors graduated eight seniors off last year's team, a lot for a roaster of just nineteen kids. Head coach Colby Roberts admits they are young on the line, but have a lot of skill players returning.
Those guys that do return now get to play for a State Championship, and that's good incentive for any program.
"In seven years, this is one of the more focused groups we've ever had," said Roberts. "We don't necessarily have the group of slackers where we have have constant eyes on them. Our seniors up here hold others accountable, they're not cutting corners and really working hard. It's exciting thinking about what the future holds."
Aucilla takes on Georgia Christian in a preseason match-up at home on the 18th. They open the regular season at Patula Charter on August the 25th.