HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Before Nick Flanagan took over as the head coach at Randolph, the team had never been to the postseason. In Flanagan's first year the Raiders won a program record seven games, earning a playoff berth. Now the team is back to work, but not with the goal of repeating the success of 2015, the Raiders want to rewrite the history books again. Senior quarterback Forrest Webster told WHNT, "I'm just excited to get out there and top it really. We are always looking to be better than before. We can't coast off of last year, we have to be better than we were."
Coach Flanagan agrees with his signal caller. "We had such a group that laid the foundation last year of hos success should be approached, and how to have success," Flanagan said. "In return our guys have turned over this summer, we unbelievable numbers all summer, and they worked their butts off all summer. Just trying to stay relevant."
The work ethic is there, players and coaches feel like the talent level is too. Only time will tell if the 2016 edition of the Randolph Raiders can rewrite the history books again, but coach Flanagan feels like his team is in position to make that happen. "I think our kids are where they need to be, they have bought in. The school system has bought in, that hat has been the big key this year. They allowed us to bring some coaches in and try to make this program something of success."