Freeman, Screaming Devils look to improve in second season
By Brian Bowden

"Coming out of last year's football season it was a long one," said Warren County High School Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Cherard Freeman. "We had kids that had never really lifted weights. We had a bunch of ninth-graders playing football that really never played [an entire high school football season]. The most games they played in a season were five coming out of middle school. Last year was a 10 game season, so it was something new to them and their bodies."
The Screaming Devils saw 13 freshman with major playing time during the previous season, a big contributing factor when talking about wins and losses. "The mindset had to change with them," said Freeman. "They really committed themselves to the weight room. They're working hard in the weight room and they really committed themselves to what we are trying to do. I'm excited about all 13 of them."
Freeman, a graduate of Lincoln County High School and Georgia Southern University, is not accustomed to the multiple losses that he accrued in his first season as head coach. He won two state championships as a player at Lincoln County, under Larry Campbell, and one national championship at Georgia Southern. Although he's been an offensive and defensive coordinator at schools around the state, this is his first gig as head coach.

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