High School Football Tour: Pontotoc High School

Pontotoc High School Warriors

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WCBI) – Three victories is something to build on for second year head coach Scott Brown at Pontotoc.

The Hollow saw two of those three wins but it also saw a developing team that looks to break out in 2014.

CLASS 4A | REGION 1
HEAD COACH: SCOTT BROWN
Aug 22 Houston home
Aug 29 Saltillo away
Sept 5 New Albany home
Sept 12 Calhoun City home
Sept 19 N Pontotoc away
Sept 26 Ripley away
Oct 3 Corinth* home
Oct 10 Amory* away
Oct 17 Tishomingo Co* away
Oct 24 Itawamba* home
Oct 31 Shannon* away
*District games

“We had a bunch of 9th graders that played a lot last year,” coach Brown said. “They’re still young but that’s one more year under their belt. We’re just trying to build on our win column and be a better football team than we were last year.”

One area the Warriors are hoping to be better at than last year is the rushing game.

“I hope our strength will be our running game,” Brown said. “I hope we have a stronger running game that than last year with a lot of those guys being a year older and a year faster.”

Another positive block to build upon was the Warriors returning to the playoffs for the first time in four years last season.

That quick success shows the formula is working for coach Brown, as the kids are continuing to buy into his system.

“The biggest difference with the kids is they’re working harder,” Brown said. “With any football team, it’s an effort of learning how to work and how to push yourself and come together as a group. We’re trying to preach to them you reap what you sow. If you put in the effort, you will see the results.”

Pontotoc hopes those results come early in the schedule as the Warriors will host Houston to begin the season before visiting Saltillo and New Albany in back to back weeks.

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