Not discounting what they achieved in 2018, the Longview Lobos wrapped spring practice Monday with a mindset of not having accomplished anything yet this year.
Heading into his 16th season as head coach, John King sees his 2019 bunch as a brand new team. He says they’re still trying to figure how many pieces are going to fit into their puzzle. That’s why they got a lot of looks in the green-white scrimmage and over the last few weeks.
“We’ve worked ones and twos and just trying to rotate guys in and see where they’re at, you know. And there have been some guys who have been thrown into the fire that spit the bit out so to speak. And there have been some guys who have embraced the challenge,” said King.
King’s son, quarterback Haynes King echoes his father’s sentiments.
“This team hasn’t done nothing you know. We lost a lot of seniors and we haven’t proven anything yet you know. We’ve got a lot of hype this year, because of that (the 2018 state championship), and we just got to go out and handle business like we know we can do,” said the younger King who has almost 30 division one scholarship offers.
Longview opens the 2019 campaign at Abe Martin Stadium on August 30 against rival Lufkin.
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