Success has bred into more success at McIntosh Academy since Head Coach Robby Robinson came on board back in 2004. So don't expect the 2007 season to be any different.
4th year head coach Robby Robinson says, "we're a younger football team this year but it doesn't take away from the high expectations. We felt like we have a good foundation to build upon and we do have high expectations of ourselves."
Yes this Buccaneer squad will be young. With only 8 seniors on the roster, they'll have to rely heavily on the junior and sophomore classes to step it up.
Offensive lineman, Brandon Corbin, says this team will be no different from previous Buc squads, "we just got so many players and so many athletes and we've been working real hard on our speed and getting stronger. We're going to be a great team this year."
But they'll have to be great without Corbin at least for 4 to 6 weeks.
"Our main leader is on crutches, he's done a phenomenal job in the off season and he's become a real leader. Other seniors have done a real good job." says Robinson.
One of the 8 seniors picking up the slack is fullback Alex Hinckley and he plans to go out his final year in a Buc uniform in style.
"I feel more confident this year than other years because I'm an upcoming senior and I'm going to lead the team the best way I can." says Hinckley.
The Bucs open up the season at home against Liberty County, Friday night under the lights.
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