Central continues to grow as Cortney Braswell pushes to flip the script on the winless team he inherited last year.

Braswell said, "last year we found ways to lose games. When things didn't go our way our level of competition went down. I tell them all the time, they don't shut the scoreboard off until the game is over. We're gonna keep playing until then. I think we'll see it in how we play for the entirety of the game."

The Pounders finished 3-8 in 2016. Central lost two studs to graduation in DJ Baxter and McClendon Curtis but they return 16 starters. Central opens the season a day early against Walker Valley on Thursday August 17th. It's an 8:30PM start inside Finley Stadium.