The West Laurens Raiders are building off a 3-7 season that was still encouraging for head coach Stacy Nobles.
Several of the Raiders' losses were close ones, to good teams. Coach Nobles is in his fourth year with West Laurens, and hopes this season will be the one that clicks for his upper classmen.
The group got better as last year went on, and Nobles looks forward to the group bringing that momentum into the 2014 season.
"We're going to be young on the defensive side of the ball, but we've got a lot of talent to go along with that," Nobles said. "We've got an experienced offense coming back that we hope can help that young defense."
The Raiders have a big scrimmage coming up August 15th against Dodge County. Their regular season opens the following week at Thomasville.