WEST FLORENCE- West Florence is trying to bounce back after missing the playoffs last year. The Knights had a down year, and finished the season 5-6. It was the first time they missed the playoffs in three years.
Part of West Florence’s struggles last year came from injuries. Star quarterback Marquan Goodman missed several games. The good news is that gave Bowman Hiller a chance to play. He’s now the start at quarterback.
Hiller won’t have much experience around him, but the Knights believe team chemistry can help them overcome their inexperience.
“We’re working on that team chemistry that everyone is working on this time of the year. I think we went a long way, we’ve had kids at the house eating spaghetti dinners and hanging out playing PlayStation and everything together,” assistant coach Tom Butler said.
“Its great, knowing that everybody is really cool with each other, likes to work, no one is ever trying to slack off or anything like that. Everyone just pushes each other,” senior linebacker Robert Moses said.
“We all work hard, we have a really close group, our class is close, and every senior on our team is a good leader so I think that’s really going to benefit us,” Hiller said.
LAST YEAR: 5-6, 2-3 Region 6-4A
RETURNING STARTERS: 4 offense, 3 defense
KEY PLAYERS: SR. QB Bowman Hiller, SR OLB Robert Moses
OPENER: Aug. 28th at Camden