By: Kenny Morales | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
July 31, 2017
MONTICELLO, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Aucilla Warriors went 6-4 a season ago, but have lost eight seniors from that squad heading into 2017.
Despite losing those eight seniors, head coach Colby Roberts says he's liked what he has seen thus far.
And, while the Warriors lost three offensive lineman, which Roberts says will be a challenge, they do have strength across the board at the skill position, which for a small school, Roberts says is very rare.
"Small school football it varies - you don't really have them both at the same time. That's a luxury. Our skills, we're gonna lean heavy on them," coach explained. "We're developing some lineman and they're buying into the process so hopefully we can get them up to speed and hit the ground running so to speak."
Logan Boyer told the media last week "This season has been a lot different. us seniors are trying to hold younger players accountable."
"We're really just trying to get ready for the season," Boyer continued.
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Aucilla is represented by head coach Colby Roberts, Brandon Jenkins-Slaughter, Logan Boyer, Joe Walton
Coach Roberts' opening statement
"We graduated eight seniors last year, which is a lot for us. Our kids bought into our weightlifting program. We're excited, focused, and looking forward to starting the season on Monday."
Coach Roberts on how the offense is looking
"We're hoping to be a little more balanced this year. We lost three members of the offensive line last year. I like the way the program is looking right now."
Coach Roberts on the 2017 roster
"I was telling one of my assistant coaches last week that, in seven years, this is one of the best groups we've had. Our seniors are holding people accountable."
Players on the summer workouts, compared to previous summers
Boyer - "This season has been a lot different. Like Coach said, us seniors are trying to hold younger players accountable. We're really just trying to get ready for the season this year."
Coach Roberts on the look of the roster for 2017
"From year to year, it varies on our strength and weaknesses. We're going to lean heavy on our skill guys this year. We're looking on developing some lineman and looking to develop as a team as a whole."