NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Each Friday of June and July, FOX 8 is sitting down with a local high school football coach to preview the season and get to know them beyond the bright lights of high school football games. The coaches will also discuss the future of some of their top recruits.
Terrebonne football coach Gary Hill on replacing the graduates from the Tigers’ 11-2 season in 2018:
“We stil have a good bit of talent left in the skill positions and a couple of the linemen are back on the defensive side of the ball, only one returning on offense but we just have to continue to get them to work hard and not rely on the past and see what’s going into our future and get them to understand that last season is over with. That team is never going to be back together and be the same and you’re not going to get it back without getting the work in and for those guys who were part of that, they’re showing up and they’re putting a lot of work in and they just have to get those younger guys to believe in them and think they can do the same things and make the same plays for us to have a good season.”
Hill on the role star recruit Ja’Khi Douglas will play in 2019:
“That was one of the things last year that happened through Keshawn’s injury. It thrust him in that role to be the leader and take over and be a guy that is taking every snap. It limited his role as a receiver which he truly is an incredible receiver and that is where is forte is going to be at the next level. He is just a tremendous kid. If he is not on a college tour or at a college camp, he’s with us. He does not miss. He’s in the weight room. He’s working out. He’s becoming more of a vocal leader on a day by day basis. He started taking that role over last year around week four. Its just grown into where he’s able to talk to kids and motivate kids in another way. He can actually show them some things that we want done on the side like ‘Hey man do it like this.’ while we are correcting something else possibly. We are very blessed to have him. He is just a tremendous kid, and he just continues to get better and better on a daily basis.”
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