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Tough year ahead for Liberty Teach

By Justin Walters
By jwalters@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - As a new season approaches, so does a new class of opponents for Liberty Tech.

The Crusaders compete in a daunting 15-AA District this season. On top of their tougher schedule, Liberty Tech is also coping with their unconventional schedule in the opening weeks.

"Not only is it three road games, but three road games against tough opponents," said head coach Steve Hookfin. "Ultimately we hope these three games makes us better."

It will be a constant uphill battle for Liberty this year, but coach Hookfin believes the best way to transition to a new division is through discipline.

"We have to be focused, but also have fun," said Hookfin. "We're going to hit you hard and play football the right way."

The Crusaders return a decent amount of experience from last year, but their younger skill players will play an instrumental role in their success.

Liberty is tested very early this season, but they have no plans on backing down to any opposing team.

"We're going to get after you," said Hookfin adamantly.

The Crusaders first obstacle in a new division will come on the road against Henry County on August 23.

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