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Trinty-Byrnes football ready for another run

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Darlington— Last year, Trinity-Byrnes football team had a stellar season but coming up just short of the goal of a state title but the Titans are already back at work hoping to erase the memory of the lost in the SCISA state championship last Fall.

Head coach Jared Amell already has his team going through Spring drills getting ready for a push for a title in 2018.

“We lost fewer from last year’s team in terms of numbers than we ever have,” he explains about the seasoned group he has coming back. “That’s a good thing and obviously we are confident going into next year because we have a lot of kids who played for a state championship coming back this year.”

Amell said that the team’s goal for 2018 is not to come up short again in the state championship game.

“We have a lot of talented kids coming back,” he adds.

Among those is Shamar Byrd, who plays defensive line and running back. Last year he rushed for 1337 yards and scored 25 touchdowns.

Another key player will by Tymere Erving, 6’1”, 270 lbs. offensive and defensive tackle.
Amell said that while the team lost a couple of key players from last year, the returning crew should be able to pick up the slack.

“I think we have some kids coming in who will step in and take over those roles,” says Amell.

With such a seasoned group, Amell said that Spring practice is about getting better.

“We are just doing what we do,” he says. “I know that sounds cliché but for us we have found a successful blueprint and we are out there just teaching it.

“The good news is that we have so many kids who have played before that they kind of know it by know and that’s what we want. The more they understand it and the easier they understand it, the faster they play.”

He added that the team has a lot of players who a very confident in what they are doing and they understand the Trinty-Byrnes system.

“We are fine tuning some things and tweaking some stuff each year,” Amell says. “But our identity is what it is.”

 

 

 

 

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