#HSFT19 Stop #51 — Caledonia Confederates
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|CLASS 4A | REGION 2
|HEAD COACH: Michael Kelly|
|Aug 23||New Hope||Away|
|Sept 13||Heritage Academy||Away|
|Oct 25||South Pontotoc*||Away|
|Nov 1||Itawamba AHS*||Home|
CALEDONIA, Miss. (WCBI) — Chasing greatness.
You can find the reminder all over the practice field in Caledonia. Motivation for a group of players to take the football program to new heights in 2019.
“It just puts that reminder in our heads,” senior quarterback Brandon Edmondson said.
“We look at our teammates’ backs and see ‘Chasing Greatness’ all throughout practice. make the next play better than the last play.”
“We took a lot of good teams from Region 2-4A to the brink last year, but that just shows where we are as a program and what we’re trying to catch up with,” head coach Michael Kelly said.
“We got to teach our kids how to win, and they have to learn how to win.”
A young team grew up fast in 2018. The ‘Feds finished 3-7, but back-to-back one-point losses to Pontotoc and Amory was ultimately the difference between playing in the postseason, and staying home.
“You hope that bitter taste is in their mouths, and they don’t want to go through that feeling again, so they’ll put their best foot forward,” Kelly said, “even our young kids, they know they can be successful and they’ve worked their tails off all offseason.”
“Definitely has put a chip on our shoulder, and it definitely has left a bad taste in my mouth,” senior athlete Camden Hurst said, “we came so close to winning so many games, and it’s definitely helped us in the offseason.”
Caledonia brings back plenty of experience in 2019, including starting quarterback Edmondson.
“Our skill players, probably for the first time in a long time at Caledonia, we have a lot of bodies,” Kelly said, “what they can do on Friday nights we’re going to learn pretty quickly, because they aren’t going to learn standing by us. We’re going to put them in the mix and see what they can do.”
“Not in just we have a couple players that are just phenomenal, we have a lot of depth at the skill group,” Hurst said, “a lot of players can touch the ball, and make an impact on the game.”
Caledonia begins its 2019 campaign on the road with a rivalry clash against New Hope.
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