SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - Saltillo went 2-10 in 2018, but head coach Ryan Summers is eager for the Tigers to improve in 2019.
Summers says while the Tigers' offensive line and receivers are very experienced, the team is young at other positions. Three quarterbacks are expected to see playing time.
72 players are on Saltillo's roster, but only thirteen of them are seniors.
Saltillo opens at North Pontotoc on Friday.
"The division that we play in is a very tough division," Summers said. "So we feel like playing the teams that we play in the non-division gets us ready for those kind of teams that we have to play to have a shot to get in the playoffs."
"It's a good experience for me and my team," said wide receiver Caleb Agnew. "Coach is leaning on me to be a leader, and that's what I'm trying to do."
"I feel like I'm a leader right now," said center J.B. Stanford. "I just have to lead the O-line and lead it to a touchdown, let everybody follow us and just make sure everybody gets where they need to be at the right time."