Armstrong football on the rise

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's been a rough stretch for Armstrong football. The Wildcats have experienced losing seasons in 13 of the last 15 years, but new head coach Kedrick Moody has been working to get the program back on track.

Moody is in his third season at the head of the Armstrong sideline. Last season the Wildcats finished 3-7 and advanced to the 3A regional playoffs, but Moody and his squad have their eyes on bigger things.

Armstrong is out to its first 3-0 start since 2010. With a victory at Glen Allen this Friday, the Wildcats would win their first four games for the first time since 2006. So far this season, the Cats are averaging 48 points per game, while allowing an average of eleven points per outing. While the team knows the competition will get steeper, it's certainly a good start.

Moody says many of the players this year have been with him since he got to Armstrong. They went through growing pains and now they know what he expects and help the younger players buy in.  The head coach hopes people are seeing Armstrong in a different light in 2014, not as the easy win for opponents of the past, but as a disciplined, well-coached team that will give its best.

Armstrong and Glen Allen kick off on the Jaguars' home field on Friday at 7:00pm. Be sure to catch the highlights of that match-up and others from around the area during On the Sidelines at 11:15pm Friday on NBC12.

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