MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Two Monroe County high school football teams are entering their second seasons under their respective head coaches.
Hatley went 4-7 last season under Ken Adams. The Tigers have 43 players on their roster this season, including quarterback Will Cantrell and six other seniors.
"Of course, last year, we were still trying to teach terminology and language," Adams said. "Basically, it's a different language from what we were doing, so at this time last year, we were still teaching that, whereas, the first day, we had to run through our stuff, so, that part of it's been really good."
Smithville went 9-4 last season under Michael Campbell.
The Seminoles have 40 players on their roster, with just six seniors. Smithville had 12 seniors last year.
Campbell says junior Octavian Miller will move from receiver to quarterback.
"This year, we've got about eight guys that we feel like we can spread the ball out to, so, we don't have the size that we've had in the past, but we're gonna have a lot of team speed," Campbell said. "We've got young guys, but we're gonna see if they can step up and get it done."