HOOVER, AL (WBRC) - There's a change in attitude this fall at Hoover.
The team that fell just short of its fourth straight state title is looking to start another state championship streak.
"Sometimes it's a relief to win instead of a joy. We're changing that." Hoover coach Josh Niblett said. "After losing in the semifinals last year, I was talking to our team chaplain and he said we need to enjoy the wins more. He's exactly right."
Obviously, the most important position on any football field is the quarterback. The leading candidate to be under center for the Bucs: Garrett Farquhar. He's back on the football field after taking a season off to concentrate on baseball.
"He's an athlete now. When you come out there and watch him run those hundreds you'll see how good an athlete he is," Niblett said. "He's got great hand-eye coordination but he can run and we're gonna have to have some opportunities for him to make some plays with his legs every now and then."
The opportunity for Farquhar and the rest of the Bucs starts on Aug. 19 when Hoover takes on Central-Phenix City in Montgomery as part of the Champions Challenge.