The Turnaround – Week 1 Game Day is here

by Jason Strunk
Lubbock High School Head Football Coach
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Lubbock Head Coach Jason Strunk. Photo courtesy of AbbyReedPhotography.com

Lubbock Head Coach Jason Strunk.
Photo courtesy of AbbyReedPhotography.com

It’s game day, people! I feel somewhat sad for the rest of the American population who have no idea what opening night feels like. It is a rush. You cannot describe it. Ten months of tireless work is about to be put into use now. It’s time to stop taking. It is time to go! Get after it!

THE KEYS TO VICTORY
1. Win the turnover battle
2. Put pressure on the QB
3. Play physical
4. Capitalize on Special Teams
5. Red Zone execution on Offense

WHO TO WATCH
- QB James Garcia: he can beat you with his legs or arm.
- WR Jordan High: 6’4 target who plays physical.
- RB Dae Dae Morgan: This Sophomore has a blend of speed and power.
- RT Jesse Molinar: Big body with quick feet. He can drive you.
- LB Steven Duke: Sideline to sideline, he will find you. Tough.
- DB Kristian Johnson: lock down type corner who can tackle.
- NG Tony Garcia: 330lb & 600lb squat. He can stuff the gaps.
- S Devontae Greathouse: 6’4 and plays center field. Has an intimidating presence.

THE TIME IS NOW
It’s time to turn the corner. We have made a lot of progress. We will continue to do so. We are all set. It’s time to play!

RANDOMNESS
- Opening day is great but it’s filled with a little sadness. In 2010, Teko Johnson passed away. Without him I would not be where I am today. He was a mentor, friend and the best HC I ever worked for. He loved this time of year. I always think about Teko on this day.
- Healthy body leads to a healthy mind. I am ready to go. I feel great. What a difference a year makes.
- Nikki Heath, our Head Women’s Basketball coach, is afraid to play me one on one. Her assistant, Alicia Thompson, is afraid too!
- We… Are Westerners… Don’t forget it!

Time to roll… Will update you on scores. I hope we have week one FIO’ed!!!

The Turnaround – Game Week, Thursday

by Jason Strunk
Lubbock High School Head Football Coach
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Lubbock Westerners HelmetIt’s the day before.

Your heart is racing. You are nervous. You are juiced up. You are ready to…. And then you realize you have another twenty-four hours to kickoff. Welcome to Thursday, your weekly strip-tease, so to speak. Continue Reading →

The Turnaround – Game Week Wednesday

School Spirit at Lubbock High School

School spirit in the halls of Lubbock High School in west Texas.

by Jason Strunk
Lubbock High School Head Football Coach
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The weeks roll by so fast once the season starts. You work so much you don’t realize how fast it goes by. I guess that is a good thing.

The fact that Wednesday practice was on us so fast is irrelevant. Everybody has the same amount of days and the same amount of time to get it right. No sense in complaining about it. Just get it done. Continue Reading →

Watch the Game: #21 South Panola (MS) in action tonight

by Jeff Fisher

South Panola TigersSouth Panola is on the road tonight to face West Point. Both teams bring 1-0 records into the contest.

The Tigers opened with an impressive win against Tennessee’s White Station.

You can watch the South Panola/West Point game LIVE at this link.