South Pittsburg Looking to Repeat as State Champions
South Pittsburg won their sixth state championship last season. Now they’ll try to do something this year that they’ve never done before.
Win back-to-back state titles. News 12’s Brian Armstrong has South Pitt in the 30-in-30 spotlight.
Said head coach Wes Stone:”You know football, football is big and coming off the state championship last year and the way this season kind of unfolded for us I think everybody is excited to get back at it.”
Two years ago South Pittsburg fell just short of a state title, last year their state title dreams were achieved.
Now South Pittsburg has another challenge, attempting to repeat at state champions
Said Stone:”You just have to come to work every day and you’re right it’s easy to get complacent after you’ve won one. Kind of like a we’ve arrived but it’s like I told him people have a short memory. It’s not about what we did last year it’s a new season. Everyone is zero one zero again like I said earlier we’ve got big shoes to fill we’ve got a bull’s-eye on your back.”
Said running back Taja Robinson:”It was amazing to be the second Robinson in the family to get one.”
Another challenge replacing graduated players like De’Andre Kelly, Reginald Hunter, and Geo Davis.
Said Stone:”I think by committee. Several of those guys I don’t think you feel we’re just one guy so it’s more approach by committee so to speak.”
Said Robinson:”I got a whole bunch of shoes to fill but we’re gonna get it done.”
There is still work being done to see with will quarterback South Pitt this season.
Said Stone:”We’ve got a young guy they were bringing on as a freshman. Then we got a couple guys, Jaden Mountain played receiver first last year then Camden Wellington. Once the senior, went to Junior and we feel pretty confident about going in both of those guys will get reps for us this year.”
Said Robinson:”You just gotta keep them up, and guide him through it. Don’t yell at him and all that.”