PERRY, Fl. (WTXL) - When you talk about high school football teams that are hungry, put the Taylor County Bulldogs in the mix. The Bulldogs finished 5-6 last season, with five of those six losses coming in the final five games of the season.
Losing five in a row? Not the way you want to finish. Head coach Tanner Jones noted this group just didn't show up at the end of last season, but they've learned that they have to be prepared no matter who they're playing.
Good thing for Taylor County? Quarterback Josh Mixon is back, a kid who threw for nearly 2500 hundred yards and 19 touchdowns last season, and now they're just looking to finish.
"It doesn't matter how many seniors you have. It doesn't matter how many Division I athletes you have. If you're not mentally prepared to go in and play the game, play four quarters, then you're not ready," said head coach Tanner Jones. "You're not going to be successful. In order for us, and all these seniors to have a great year, we've got to put ten weeks of football, eleven weeks of football together and we have to bust our tail every week to get better every single day."
The Bulldogs take on Florida High for the preseason contest. Kickoff is slated for August 18th at 7:30 at Taylor County High School.