Snyder aims to win in Mandrell's second year

August 16th, 2017 - The Snyder Tigers went 1 and 9 last season, and they're not satisfied with that. 

 "Nobody wants to have one win," Braison Kuhl said. "We're hoping to put a couple more W's up this season and I feel that we've got the talent to do it, we've got the work ethic to do it."

But if you're going to win one game, make sure it's the right one. The Tigers beat Big Spring for the final playoff spot in district 3-4A division II, only to fall to Argyle in the first round. 

"Last year we got our new coach, we got him late, so we had a lot of good players we just couldn't establish a foundation, a good foundation yet," Logan Greene said. 

"I feel like this year everyone's more comfortable, there's a lot better attitude."

"We can't really go downhill from what we did last year," Kuhl said. "There's only room for improvement."

Head coach Corey Mandrell is coming into his second season at Snyder. Last year, new head coach, new staff, new schemes, new offense, new defense, it can be hard for anybody. So this year, everybody's a lot more comfortable with each other, and it can only go up from last year.

"We had a great offseason, got to know the kids," Corey Mandrell said. 

"We got to put our thumbprint on things as opposed to last year, we kinda came in and we were learning kids names on the fly, they were learning our names, we were trying to throw new offense new defense at them. This time, where we're at this year, we're miles ahead of where we were last year."

Snyder hopes to bring big change to their program this year. What's the biggest difference the Tigers  have seen from 2016 to 2017?

"We're a lot more confident in ourselves this year I think," Greene said.

"Last year we weren't sure how it was going to go, it was just, I guess we'll go play, I guess we'll go. That's how we ended up going 1-9 and now we're serious, I think we're a lot more serious this year."


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