Centreville Academy head coach Bill Hurst has an eye-popping 385 career wins, but his Tigers only went 5-5 last year and lost in the first round of the MAIS playoffs.
Hurst said this year's team, despite playing lots of underclassmen on offense, has done well in 7-on-7 this summer. In the trenches, the Tigers held up okay at times on defense, but Hurst admits they're not as big and physical as some teams in the past.
With only one senior starting lineman, the Tigers may be forced to spread things and make more plays in the passing game on both sides of the ball.
"I hope we can play defense. We are probably going to try to play more skill players on defense, and maybe not as many big people up front. We don't have a lot of big people, but what we do have, we'll try to play with speed and quickness," said Hurst, who has nine state titles with Centreville. The last one Centreville won was two years ago.
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