The lone sophomore on the team is Cameron Gregg. Laney said Gregg had a very impressive summer and could see plenty of playing time right off the bat, perhaps even as a starter.
Two more familiar faces, Corey Phillips and Matthew Scantland, will be on the bench to assist Laney in the transition. Phillips played alongside Laney during their days at LFO, while Scantland prepped at Ringgold. He will also coach the LFO junior varsity squad. Blake Farmer is also on staff as the team manager.
Laney said the key to the season is simply for his team to get into a groove.
“Once we got the football players back, we only had about five days of practice before our first game,” he explained. “We have to get in the flow early because we’re going to have some battles before we get into region play. Hopefully, we can gain some experience and hopefully we can use our speed and tempo to try and wear teams down. If we can do that, I think we can have some success.”