Soddy-Daisy fired up after first region title in 22 years
The champs are here and it's the first time in 22 years that very phrase can be said about the Soddy-Daisy Trojans.
"It's been a generation for some people as to the last time we've won a region championship," head coach Justin Barnes said.
"Basically, just a really good experience trying to win, considering just two years ago we barely won any games," wide receiver Landen Reece said.
Speaking of the number two, that's how many returning starters on offense this team had coming into the 2018 season, but inexperience could not stop the “Men of Troy.”
"That's what I was most proud about, we'd take our lumps and then we'd come back and be ready to play. They understand that there is no next week if we don't come and take care of business,” Barnes said.
But understanding the task at hand is a whole lot different than actually doing it.
"Really for us to stay calm, be ourselves and play what we've been taught the whole year," Reece said.
And for the first time in over two decades, Soddy-Daisy cannot use the Trojan horse method of surprise, because the target is on their back. It's time to prove that the champs are in fact here, and for the long haul.
"Makes you strive to get better. Makes you want to go out there and get it for your city. Just a region championship and maybe go out and get state," Reece said.