TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The Chiles football team was one of four Leon County public high schools to get a new football coach this spring. Kevin Pettis took over the reins of the Timberwolves, and his is ready to get this season rolling.
While Pettis spent the spring getting to know his team, this summer has been about getting better, and he's been pleased with his team's efforts so far. Coach notes that their schedule is touch, but they have some talent to get them through it.
While they'll have to replace their leading rushers and receivers, Florida State commit Amari Gainer will lead the defense, while Avery Thomas is back at quarterback to steer the offense.
Pettis notes they are trying to create tradition at Chiles, and the grind to do that began when he stepped on campus.
"If you want something you've never had, you have to be willing to do something you've never done," he said. "What we're trying to do is push these guys to a level mentally and physically that they've never been to. Everyday we do toughness drills, the traditional type stuff, we've thrown out the window a little bit. and we've worked on getting these kids a little bit tougher because at the end of the day, that's what's going to win for you, being tougher than the guy you line up in front of."
Chiles kicks off the regular season on August 25th at home against Godby.