The Waynesboro football team didn't fair well against any of their competition last year.
Senior running back, Jordan Alexander, said, "We gotta come out strong and keep doing what we're doing. Making tackles, coming through, but if we don't do that we aren't going to be able to do anything."
After finishing their 2012 season with a record of 0-10, the Giants are ready to get back on track.
Kahwan Veney, a senior linebacker said, "It's very hard coming off and 0-10 season, but I think it makes us work harder because the only way we can go is up." Nose guard, Nathan Henderson who is also a senior added, "We look stronger, more like a team this year than we did last year. We actually know what we're doing and we're playing together better."
Head coach, Derek McDaniel, is back for his second season after leaving the Wilson Memorial Coaching staff.
"I think its rewarding to get a program that lets just say right now is a little down and out. Just needs some structuring and rebuilding," said McDaniel.
With 13 seniors and a strong offensive line, the team is feeling positive. Alexander said, "It opens up a whole lot of holes. We can throw some more pass game in there and run the ball." Veney said, "We have real good running backs but that's where it starts off - the line."
As they continue to change culture and rebuild - the Giants hope to get some wins.
Henderson said, "We come out here and bust our butts everyday, its time for us to get on the win board." Coach McDaniel added, "It's not just about wins and losses, its about how we handle things. We're trying to do things the right way. Prepare yourself practice-wise. Not only on the field but in that building and out in the community."
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