HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - (WHNT) - The two-time defending State Champion Mustangs are back in school and back on the practice field. Madison Academy has less than three weeks to prepare for its national television opener against Leeds. Expectations are just as high as ever with the likes of Kerryon Johnson and Malik Miller in the offensive backfield, but coach Cohu knows his team needs to develop around them.
"The masses know about Kerryon and Malik, who are two of the best players in the country but our success level and how good we become is going to depend on everybody else," Cohu said during a water break at his team's first practice of camp.
Several juniors and seniors will see playing time for the Mustangs, and their ability to play winning football is the key to a possible three-peat in Madison. Kerryon Johnson has led his team to the 3A state championship game in each of his three years at the school, and feels like this squad has the chance to be just as good.
"This one stacks up to be one of the great MA teams we've had consistently over the past three of four years. I think we've got some new faces out here but I have faith in these guys and they have faith in me, and we have to go out here and do our job."