High School Football Tour: South Lamar (AL)

South Lamar HS Stallions (AL)

MILLPORT, Alabama (WCBI Sports) - Much more optimism surrounds the South Lamar high school football team this offseason than a year ago.

In 2013, the Stallions were coming off a winless season and had a brand-new head coach. Now, Shannon McGregory has spent time increasing the number of players he has and rallying support from the student body. It’s time to take another step forward in Millport.

DIVISION 1A | REG 5
HEAD COACH: SHANNON McGREGORY
Aug 22 Lamar Co home
Aug 29 Oakman away
Sept 5 Parrish* away
Sept 12 Berry* home
Sept 19 Meek* home
Sept 26 Holy Spirit Cath away
Oct 3 Marion Co* home
Oct 10 Lynn* away
Oct 17 Hubbertville* home
Oct 24 Brilliant* away
Oct 30 Sulligent away
District games

“It’s been a good process,” McGregory said. “Everything that’s transpired so far, it’s helped. Last season was a work in progress.”

“If I had to describe last year, it’s a stepping stone,” senior defensive end Justin Cheeks. We won three games so we’re trying to build on those.”

“Last year was more of a getting ready for this year,” junior fullback and linebacker Dustin Weathers said. “I’m excited for what this season has. There’s no doubt we shouldn’t go to the playoffs this year.”

It would be the team’s first postseason appearance since 2008. Weathers, and Cheeks, who’s getting recruited by schools across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky, say they’re ready to set the tone for the future.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, get this program turned around,” Weather said.

There are a couple changes to the Stallions division. South Lamar is still in 1A, but the defending state champ, Pickens County, has departed for 2A.

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