FAMU High Hopes for Big Things With Little

By: Jason Kahn Email
By: Jason Kahn Email

Tallahassee, FL - FAMU High may never have a roster of more than 30 players, but if you look at the school's history, it doesn't have to be a big team. This season, the Rattlers will have about 25 players on gameday.

That won't faze them one bit. The football program has won four state titles, the last coming as recent as 2006, the first year in their back-to-back trips to the State Championship.

It's evident, though, that this team will not win by size. And maybe not strength, either.

But the theme that reverberates around training camp is speed.

It may be one of the fastest teams Ira Reynolds has coached in some time. On day three of training camp, though, he's just enjoying the fact that everyone else is enjoying themselves.

"The guys are enthusiastic," Reynolds said. "The coaches are excited. Practices have gone by quick. I mean, we're only out here for two and a half hours for the most part, but it's over before you know it."

"So far, everything's been going very good," said Javarius Jones, a Senior Quarterback-Safety athlete. "We've been working hard. Everybody's really doing what they're supposed to do. I mean, we haven't had a bad day to tell you the truth."

The Rattlers first game will be against Maclay.

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