MONTICELLO, Fl. (WTXL) - A coaching carousal is the best way to describe the football program in Jefferson County. For the ninth time in 14 years, the Tigers had to look for a new football coach this spring.
Former Seminole Leroy Smith took the job, and now he's looking to give these kids some stability and get them back to their winning ways.
Smith said Jefferson will have low numbers this year, but low numbers doesn't mean lack of talent. Jayshawn Francis threw for over 2200 last season, and is back at quarterback. The Tigers are also loaded with skill players, and now, it's just about making something happen on the field.
"You have to focus on first and foremost getting them in shape and buying in what you're trying to do," said Smith of the key to success this season. "These guys are great athletes. Kids from Jefferson have gone to to other schools and helped them win State Championships. If we get the kids in shape and get the kids to buy in to what we're doing as coaches, man, the sky's the limit for these guys."
Jefferson County opens up the regular season on the road at Dixie County on August 25th.