HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - We make a trip to Lee High School and the Generals who are coming off one heck of a season from a year ago.
The Generals did It on both sides of the ball and under coach Tony Woods. Woods has moved on to become principal of Lee and the baton is passed to Jerry Ross. Ross will have to find some young men that can replace some studs on defense, but the entire offense returns for another run at a postseason berth.
“It’s like an internal type feeling that I typically have over the years, if I was just an individual coach or defensive coordinator here that I feel. But the thing I’m very, very enthused about are the number of student athletes that have come out so far, plus more and more student athletes coming out to the program. But the hard work that the guys are doing,” said Ross.
It was a great season for the Generals in 2017 with a handful of young men signing college scholarships, including Malik Langham, who’s now at Florida. They had eight wins last season, five of those in region play, good enough for a playoff berth.
What will the Lee program do for an encore? We will find out starting Aug. 24 against Columbia in what’s now a nonregion game as Lee will play in Class 6A Region 8, and Columbia is in 6A Region 7.