Spencer Football Seniors Looking to Make History
They're a senior class that wants to make history. Just ask wide receiver, Jermaine Hernandez.
"We wanna change Spencer back to what it used to be," he said.
Spencer is a football program that's struggled for quite some time. They haven't had a winning season since the late 70's and haven't been postseason bound since 1993. It's a drought the Greenwave seniors are hoping to change as they embark on a new year.
"We've been working so much harder," said cornerback Dashae Hubbard. "In the summertime we got more physical and more mentally strong and we feel like we can change this program around to a winning season and become a better team that this team over the last few years has had."
It all started with a new head coach in Pierre Coffey, who's spent time on the sidelines at Greenville and Carver of Columbus. When the job opened at Spencer, Coffey knew it was one he couldn't turn down.
"You have kids here that are hungry and they wanna win, they wanna get better," he said. "But it's very fulfilling to see the kids go on and reach their maximum potential. They just need the right village or the right pieces in place to help them get there."
According to his players, that's exactly what he's been doing.
"We have a senior chat and that's all we talk about," Hernandez said. "We talk about this coaching staff, how we all have grown together and everything's just going well."
"His intensity is high, real, real, high," added Hubbard.
It's been an intense yet positive vibe from day one, as Coffey has been encouraging his players to aim high.
"Fight through adversity and at the end of the day, leave it all on the field and they can win ball games," he said.
The Greenwaves open the season on Friday, August 28th when they play Carver.