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Snyder thankful for more stability in Mandrell's third year

August 8th, 2018 - We are through day three of high school football practice for schools across the state. Tonight we head out to Snyder to see how the Tigers are doing in year three under head coach Cory Mandrell.

"We're fortunate we have a lot of kids coming back so we're hoping that this first week or two is accelerated by that, we don't have to spend so much time on the smaller things because we've got a lot of kids coming back that they know what to expect," head coach Cory Mandrell said.

The 2018 Snyder Tigers are expecting big things this season as they return 13 starters on both sides of the ball. In head coach Cory Mandrell's third year with the Tigers, the bar is set higher during two-a-days.

"This is our third year here as a coaching staff, we've finally got some stability going, and I think between having some stability and kids coming back for their third year that have been around the program, I think we're going to be able to hit the fast forward button a little bit," Mandrell said. 

"We're going to be a little bit ahead of this year than we were last year."

One of those third year players this season is quarterback Logan Greene, who returns for his senior year. In the 8 games he played before tearing his ACL, Logan threw for over 1000 yards with 9 touchdowns through the air. 

"Any time you get a kid back for three years in a row is exciting," Mandrell said. 

"It's kind of the icing on the cake that he plays the position of quarterback. Logan is a special kid, he's not going to be outworked by anybody. His work ethic, his effort, and his attitude is amazing. You get a team full of Logan Greene's and this job would be easy."

Snyder dropped down to class 4A Division II this year, where they will reinstate their longstanding district rivalry against Sweetwater.

The Tigers will play the Mustangs in week nine of the season. Snyder plays Littlefield in week one.


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