William Monroe HS Football Built for 2018 Season
Jon Rocha will enter his fifth year as head coach for William Monroe Football, but what he is most excited about this upcoming season is all the returners from last year.
STANARDSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Jon Rocha will enter his fifth year as head coach for William Monroe football, but what he is most excited about this upcoming season is all the returners from last year.
Last season was a rebuilding year for the Dragons, "We returned everybody and that's what were most excited about. Going from last year to this year you knew eventually it would come when these guys were experienced, and now we're here this year," says Rocha.
One player in particular Rocha is excited about is Quarterback Alex Kinsey. "He's very quick, elusive, not the biggest guy in the world but he's smart 4.3 GPA, so that's who you want leading it," says coach.
"From last year I think I'm really stepping up as a leader last year we just started off really slow...our seniors...we didn't have many, they all left and they wanted to lead so it's nice to be able to step up finally," says Kinsey.
Another key player for the Dragons is First Team Offensive All Purpose Player of The Year for Northwestern District, Jaekwon Wayne.
"I put in a lot of work and I actually pay attention in practice and listen to what they're talking about," says Wayne.
The relationship between Kinsey and Wayne is what could be a weapon for the Dragons this season.
"We've been together for a very long time and we just know what to do. We make eye contact and he knows what I'm going to do. We have a really great bond," says Wayne.
"Together they just get along and it's really great, so when you have someone like Jaekwon and these other athletes that are returning, hopefully it makes for a really good year," says Rocha.