By: Kenny Morales | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 8, 2017
LIVE OAK, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Bulldogs enter 2017 in year two under Kyler Hall, who nearly took the program to the post season in his first year at the helm before Suwannee fell short in a three-team tiebreaker.
"We've reminded them of that night pretty often," Hall said. "They know loud and clear how that felt and they know going into the season they don't want to go through that again. We've used that as motivation."
While the Bulldogs enter the season with a "forget not" attitude, there's another attitude the team will be playing this year with - brotherhood.
"Just to be able to play with guys I've been playing with since middle school excites me," said Rafeal Martinez at the 4quartersonline media day. "It gets me excited the more and more we go."
Below, you can view the Suwannee transcript from WCTV's Media Day live blog. If you missed anything from Media Day, you can visit the live blog by clicking here.
Suwanee is represented by head coach Kyler Hall, KJ Scott, Taylor Torres and Rafeal Martinez
Coach Hall's opening comments
“Love this day. Love seeing guys I’ve played with and coached against. Up front, we have an experienced group. If you’re going to have experience, that’s where you want it.”
Coach Hall on the quarterback situation
“We don’t have a ‘Steve’ - they don’t look like a linebacker. Tyree Taylor will be our starter as we enter the season. I’m looking forward out of big things from him.”
Coach Hall on experience on the offensive line
“It balances itself out with having such a young backfield. The experience up front takes the pressure off of those guys. Priority number one, we have to run the ball. We want to be balanced like everyone does. Being able to set up dominance up front will take the pressure off our quarterback.”
Coach Hall on excitement of being invited to the Jonathan Ferrell Kickoff Classic
“To be able to get that game (against Gadsden Co.) going again will be exciting. I know they’ll have they’re guys ready, and so will we. It’s a great experience to get our guys opening the season in that way.”
Players on excitement of the season approaching
Scott - I’m ready. I’m ready. I’m ready to play the first game.
Martinez - I think we’re ready to get our senior season underway and play
Torres - Just to be able to play with guys I’ve been playing with since middle school, it excites me. It gets me excited the more and more we go.