Trey Phillips, Lucas Ford, Jacob Harrelson, Sam Prickett and Daniel Faucett all played on the varsity team last year. Unfortunately, injuries have already dealt Preston a blow as Harrelson has not played yet because of an injury and in the second game of the season Faucett suffered a season ending injury. “He will be missed tremendously,” said Preston of Faucett, “but we have the kind of kids that will step up and get the job done.”
Two other seniors on the roster, Dustin Andrews and Hunter Carr have never played before but Preston says both players have stepped in and have done a great job.
“I have a total of 14 on the roster,” said Preston, “and each and every one of them is capable of contributing to this team in a positive way. This team has a great attitude and work ethic and they are fun to coach.
“I have a great group of seniors that have done a fantastic job of leadership through the adversity that we have already faced this season.”
The Raiders will play in the same area as Ranburne, Woodland, Wellborn and Ohatchee, all who have returned several starters from last year making it a very competitive area.
“I think it is wide open and any team could beat any other on any given night because they are all well coached and there are some great players in our area,” said Preston.