1st and 10th camp: Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Virginia. – “They have lost hope.”
“When they told us we weren’t going to have a season, it hurt a lot.”
“You know, we’ve been locked in the house all this time. “
“So now we have to take advantage of it now. “
It’s been almost two calendar years since Lugnut and the Bulldogs fought. Martinsville, one of the few teams that has not experienced a spring season, is busy structuring itself and developing the will to win.
“We tell everyone to be prepared to play more than one position because of our numbers and just be away from the football itself,” said head coach Bobby Martin. “We are trying to relearn the game.”
And it all starts with the dozen seniors the Bulldogs will have this fall.
“With Coach Martin, it’s never a thing for you, it’s always us. You can never put yourself above anyone. We always have to come together and do things and I feel like leadership is important to us, ”said running back and linebacker Marquias Lampkins.
“I teach the younger ones the new games, but they learn quite well. We’ve done a lot better than we’ve done in the last few years so that’s a big plus, ”said Andre Harrison, Bulldogs defensive end and guard.
As the Bulldogs get back into shape and open the season for Gretna, they do so with a chip on their shoulders.
“They keep pushing us back, but we have something to prove this season,” said defensive end Cameron Rountree.
“We have a lot of fire in us. Tired of everyone talking about Martinsville. I am really fed up. I want to go hit some teams in the mouth, ”Lampkins said.
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