Valley Head, Ala. (WHNT) – This time last season, the Wildcats practiced as a team under the radar. This August, Valley Head is on everybody’s list to win football games. Class 1A Region 7 is wide open and after a 9-2 campaign in 2013, folks in DeKalb County are asking, “Why not Valley Head?”
“Last year it was kind of like we want to win the region and this year we need to set our goals even higher to make it further in the playoffs,” senior quarterback Ben Kirby told WHNT News 19’s Chase Horn. Kirby’s team is without a few important players from last season but still feel like the sky is the limit. “Just try to emphasize that last year was last year, and doesn’t really win any games this year.”
Head Coach Rusty Higdon knows his team is talented, but also knows how hard it will be to repeat as region champions. His senior class is small, but motivated by the opportunity to push further in the playoffs. “These seniors that we have now want to continue the playoff we got to last year and hopefully we want to continue that this year.”
Valley Head begins its season August 29th at Ider.