CROWLEY — Compared to last season, Crowley’s Head Coach Jeptha Wall is seeing a different type of team that is learning to come together and play as one.
“We'll I think last year, we were talented, but we just didn't jell well. We have kind of focused on that throughout the spring, even so now,” Wall said.
Crowley ended its season with an 8-4 record, with a tough blowout loss to Kaplan in 3-A playoffs. With some changes coming to the district, the Gents are moving from the powerful district 5-3A to district 6-3A. Ironically, district 6-3A consists of both Kaplan and St. Martinviille.
Coach Wall says his roster consists of no more than 50 players on his roster, so injury is a concern. He noted this means his players will be asked to learn multiple positions on both offense and defense.
The good news is the Gents have senior quarterback, Marquis Garret and senior running back Obadiah Butler, who accumulated over 3,000 yards last season who are ready to continue that success this season.
"I feel like we can go far,” said Butler. “We have a little more discipline then we had last year, and I feel like we play more together then last year. Last year it was kind of all over the place. People were trying to be by themselves, run the show by themselves, and stuff like that."
2018 Record: 8-4
Head Coach: Jeptha Wall
Other Notes: Change in district from 5-3A to 6-3A