After spending five days in Fort Myers, Florida at the prestigious City of Palms.Classic Milton will fly home on the 23rd of December, take a short break to celebrate Christmas, then head back out on the road to Bristol Tennessee for a likely first-round match-up with the German Jr. National team at the Arby’s Classic. The goal this year is to challenge our program to compete with the best so we can become the best we are capable of becoming. One thing is for sure: we are not scheduling to pad our record!
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After a frustrating opening-night overtime loss where we simply were not ale to get our offense in a flow, my guys bounced back with a greater sense of urgency in the second night of back-to-back games and dominated South Forsyth with a smothering defense en route to a 30-10 halftime lead and 63-29 victory.
As the head coach of a new program that has many talented players, the real work has been in meshing things together. We have faced some adversity: some injury-related, some behind locker room doors and the tough opening night loss. AND ALL OF IT HAS MADE US BETTER!
As the head coach, I certainly don’t go seeking adversity, but I welcome it when it reveals itself because my BEST teams over the years have been the ones who have overcome the most. It takes strong character kids to be able to battle through tough times, and we have that at Milton. I am a firm believer that some tough times in November and December can lead to a More TOGETHER, determined, mentally-tough group in March. And when those kids are also talented, special things often happen.