|CLASS 5A | REGION 1
|HEAD COACH: Chris Chambless
|Sept 16||Noxubee County||Home|
|Oct 7||Center Hill*||Home|
|Oct 14||Lake Cormorant*||Away|
|Oct 28||New Hope*||Home|
WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) — There may not be a team anywhere in the state that has higher expectations to win a State Championship this season than at West Point.
Head coach Chris Chambless has built his Green Wave football team to this point but it’s also been how has team has responded to the situation that tells the story of what could be a special season.
“Work ethic has been second to none this summer,” Chambless said. “Our guys have showed up and worked their tails off in the heat every day. First couple days we came out and our guys wouldn’t have it any other way. They want to test themselves, test their will and see how it goes.”
It’s a unique group that makes up the Green Wave football team in 2016.
From talent, to power, to senior leadership and everything in between, West Point has all the characteristics that make up a State Title caliber football squad.
“The seniors are leading and sticking together and working hard,” senior Demarrio Edwards said. “We’re trying to get the young ones to follow us.”
“We need to be leaders and try to be humble and take these guys to the place we haven’t been yet,” senior Tae Hampton said. “Last year is still heart breaking but it’s the past. We’re focused on this year. Coach Chambless teaches us to be humble, be ready for practice and work hard.”
“We play as a whole,” junior Marcus Murphy said. “We’re willing to work and we’re trying to get to the State Championship.”
But the x-factor for West Point this year could be their versatility on offense.
The addition of quarterback Clayton Knight to Marcus Murphy’s abilities behind center have made the Green Wave just as dangerous through the air as they already are on the ground.
That’s what has the town and the West Point fans dreaming big this season.
“Being able to do things that will excite this team and the community is big,” coach Chambless said. “We’re doing different things on offense. All I hear is we’re boring but we can still move the chains. We have two guys that can run our offense the way we want it. Defensively, we’re going to be the same West Point defense we’ve always been and try to play hard and run the football.”