By: WCTV Eyewitness Sports
August 1, 2018
MILLER COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- For the Miller County Pirates, loyalty runs deep.
And for first year head coach David Bell, that loyalty is exactly what brought him home.
He's getting ready for year one at his alma mater, and says he knows what it takes to win, and win at Miller County.
"I graduated here in 1986 and I played for the legendary Robby McNeese," he said. "I've been at several different schools, but I'm excited about this year coming up because we've got a huge senior class and I've got some good players and they're committed to winning this year. I think we're going to have a good season."
The Pirates arguably enter 2018 even stronger than they did in 2017.
Despite getting up to speed with Bell's coaching style, they return much of their starting lineup from a season ago, a squad that turned in a 7-4 record and a trip to the post season.
Bell says all his guys need are a push in the right direction.
"There's some kids that played a substantial amount of time last year that fit right, fit well into the system. We're doing things a little bit different on offense, defense and special teams than they were under the guy that was here," he said. "So, the expectations; we want to win the region championship and I think we've got a shot at doing it.