Jasper, TN-(WDEF) Marion County opens their football season on Thursday night against Grundy County with new head coach Ricky Ross.
Ross is hoping to bring back some pride in the Warriors program.
Last season, Marion County head coach Mac McCurry resigned after a couple of Warriors assistant coaches were charged with vandalizing the school's field house.
Ross is ready for the Warriors to put that saga in the past.
"I mean anytime you have a new coach, and the things that have happened, and the things that have gone on. There's a lot of change and a lot of new. For us, we have just tried to focus on us. I want to have a great atmosphere every Friday night. I want our kids to play great. But we're excited, and we are looking forward to it."