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By Ethan Smith, Exclusive to the Times

It’s almost that time of the year. Gator football is back. After a disappointing 1-9 first year as head coach, Brandon Helms looks to turn the program on its head this time around. With an updated field, position changes and a new mindset, the Gators look to help their coach follow through on his promise to turn the team around.

A good mix of returning players and new faces are sure to give the team the boost it needs. These young men have redemption on their minds.

The seniors, who have gone through the last three years of sub-par play, want to end their high school careers with a bang. Of course, the road has been tough. Spring conditioning, the long summer workouts, the preseason games everything leads up to the Friday night lights.

The biggest games to watch this year will be the season opener at Ringgold (9/6). “The only way to start a season of right is with a win,” said Coach Helms.

The David and Goliath matchup against 2A powerhouse Many (10/11) will be the toughest opponent for the Gators this season…

See full story in the Thursday, Aug. 15 print edition