GLEN ALLEN, VA (WWBT) - There's a new big cat in town. Glen Allen is ready for its first season of varsity football, and coach Francel Smith says he's expecting his team to be successful right away.
Glen Allen High opened up last year with just freshmen and sophomores. The Jaguars fielded a junior varsity team, that went 6-3. Now the team may not have any seniors, but it is loaded with juniors. Smith says last year the team treated the JV team like a varsity squad, and that experience has them ready for 2011.
Teams like Hermitage, Bird and Varina have a history of success to help motivate, but Glen Allen is looking to start all of that from scratch. Smith believes his group is ready to be trailblazers.
Glen Allen will lots of one-back sets on offense, and Smith says he has four running backs that are interchangeable behind quarterback Cole Hyman. He also says his offensive line will be a strength, and that his team will be tough, if nothing else.
Glen Allen opens at J.R. Tucker, and the first ever game at Glen Allen High will be against reigning state runner up Hermitage on September 16th.