Friday, August 25
Thomas-Michelfelder Field - Holly Pond
KICKOFF: 7:00 p.m.
SERIES: Holly Pond 1-0
LAST TIME: Holly Pond defeated Coosa Christian 49-0 in 2016
COACH: Mike Bates (5th year)
2016 SEASON: 6-5, 3-3 in 3A, Region 6
FLASH NOTES: Broncos are looking to have a second consecutive winning program under Bates. The Broncos have not enjoyed back to back winning campaigns since 2004 and 2005 when Scott Adams was the head coach.
Adams is now back as the defensive coordinator.
Coosa Christian visits Holly Pond for the first time ever. The Conquerors were 3-8 last season. Coosa is in 1A, Region 7.
The Broncos lost a good bit of talent due to graduation. They will have new starters at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and along the line.
But the atmosphere the Broncos enjoyed in 2016, winning four of their first five games, has installed a hard working attitude going into Bates' fifth season.
Better than 90 percent of the roster were in attendance for summer workouts in the weight room Bates said.
Playing three of their first four games at home is something Bates will serve as a momentum tool.