Ringgold Rolls Into Playoffs With School Best 9-1 Regular Season Record
Ringgold, GA-(WDEF-TV) It’s hard to imagine that just two years ago this 9-and-1 Ringgold team was the worst team in school history … 0-and-10. However, the Tigers haven’t let that winless season haunt them. Ringgold has one of the top scoring offenses of any school in the state — and is rocking into the playoffs with the **BEST** regular season record ever.
Said quarterback Mason Parker: Honestly, I knew we were going to be really good, but I didn’t know we were going to be this good.”
Records, rankings, respect — Three R’s Ringgold has earned with a shockingly near perfect season.
Said Parker: “It’s very shocking. We broke a lot of records this year, and it’s crazy to all of us.”
Said head coach Robert Akins: “I knew at the beginning of the year we had a chance to be really good. I know we didn’t finish a couple times last year, but I knew this group was going to step up as seniors. They were going to mature.”
Said offensive lineman Logan Goldsmith: “We knew that at some point we were going to all figure it out and get back together. We all kind of came this summer and felt like it was going to be a big year and just kind of took off from there. The hard work paid off.”
That hard work turned a winless team into a one-loss team.
Said Parker: “It was just crazy to think we went from 0-10 to 9-1. … It sucks to be 0-and-10. Everybody’s hating on you and stuff. Then you come out here and show them what you can really do.”
Said offensive lineman
Levi Gunn: “You know, that hurt really bad and I guess we took it seriously and we came out to show that we’re not that same team and we’ve gotten better.”
Said Akins: “I think the leaders on this team are the ones that went through the 0-10. They’re not letting teammates mess it up, and they’re just working hard, and I think a lot of that comes into play as they play this year. They want to do everything to the best of their ability.”
Said Goldsmith: “It feels good. It feels good that all those people that were doubting us in that 0-10 season get to come here and watch us play a first round playoff game. Feels good to kind of show them what the deal is.”