"We had some question marks to start, but we knew we had some good athletes that could step in and fill some of those roles. It was just a matter of them growing up and maturing, and understanding what playing football was like on Friday night instead of a Thursday night," said head coach Denny Faith.
"I guess we just kind of knew we lost a lot of talent from last year. So, we came in thinking we're small but we have some speed. We just got to be mean on the field," said Ethan Nall.
Right now the Lions are averaging just under 47 points a game, and at the same time holding their opponents to less than six. That's with three straight shutouts coming into this week.
One of the reasons for that dominance is how the Lions view their upcoming opponents on game week.
"Just every week, no matter who we play, we treat it like it's the best team in the state. We just go out every practice, every day and practice had and come out hard," said Nall.
"As long as we can keep playing good defense like that, and doing the things that we're teaching them to do and playing fast. We feel good about our chances. Offensively the kids are just doing a good job of really leading on our offensive line, we start five seniors. We're depending a lot on those guys to get the job done, and so far they've been great leaders and doing it," said Faith.
This week Albany looks to keep their record perfect against Roby.
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