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Countdown to Kickoff: A look at the West Carroll War Eagles

By Adam Wells
By awells@wbbjtv.com

ATWOOD, Tenn. – In 2011 every team in District 13-A made the post season. Out of those teams one stood out.
West Carroll made a run all the way to the state semifinals before falling to eventual state champions Wayne County. Now can they build off of that success in 2012.

“The big thing is to take what we did to be successful and do it again without resting on our success from last year and thinking its going to be easy,” Head Coach Brent Fronabarger said. “Because it wasn’t easy last year and its not going to be this year.”

As for game plans, don’t expect many changes to be made.

“Offensively were going to run the football,” Fronabarger said. “We are going to be more aggressive on defense than we were the last few years. Attack a little more. For the most part were going to be similar to what we were.”

Seven starters return on both sides of the ball. Many of them are starting the third time in the careers.

“It’s exciting as a coach when you feel like you don’t have to teach as much because the kids have the concept of the offense and the defense,” Fronabarger said.

One of those three year starters is quarterback Jamal Glenn. Glenn was the catalysts for the War Eagle offense last season accounting for over 1,200 yards.

“As he goes we go,” Fronabarger said. “He makes a lot of good decisions for us. He’s got a lot of reign in terms of being able to make calls and get us out of stuff.”

So the secret is out in Atwood. Everyone now knows that West Carroll is a team that can beat anyone they face.

“I keep telling them that it’s easier to get there than it is to stay there,” said Fronabarger. “Now our goal is to stay at that level and not take a step backward.”