Harris County Tigers Focused on Future, Not Past

A 9-3 record, a region championship, a second round playoff appearance, and multiple Division 1 signees. It was a successful 2014 season for the Harris County Tigers, but last year's success is in the past. A new year has begun with a new class looking to make a name for themselves.

"We're really not worried about last year," said senior defensive end, Tek Kalish. "It's a new year, so we're just gonna go out and play our guts out. I mean, we're just gonna work hard every Friday night."

The Tigers return just six starters from last year's squad which means a lot of the guys haven't had a whole lot of playing time. But second year head coach Dwight Jones says that's not a bad thing because it's a way for some of these guys to step up.

"Each year you lose a group and a new group comes in," he said. "This group knows it's up to them and their legacy will be what we do this year, not what we did last year, but what we do this year. So, we're just trying to play as hard as we can for 48 minutes each game we go out on the field and play."

The Tigers have a new guy under center, and new faces in the backfield like Darius Blackmon.  He's a transfer who's ready to play at the 5A level and do what he can to make the offense better.

"Put some points on the board, and really keep the defense off the field," Blackmon said.

They're a team that's looking to improve on last year's success, hoping to keep up the tradition of Harris County football. They're not looking too far into the future just yet and aren't making any promises, other than the fact that they'll leave it all on the field every week.

"We're just gonna play to our best efforts every Friday night and hope for the best and try to be successful as a team," said senior linebacker Jacob Rovig.

"It's their time to lead this football program as best as they can," added Coach Jones.

Harris County opens season on Friday, August 28th at Central-Phenix City.

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