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White County Warriors Charge Into The Season With New Head Coach Mark Fraiser

The White County Warriors are charging into a new season with first-year Head Coach Mark Fraiser at the helm.

With summer workouts in the rearview mirror and week one of the season approaching fast, the Warriors are putting a lot of time into both the practice field and the weight room to prepare. While they’ve been working hard, Fraiser knows he’s in a rebuilding scenario that requires time to progress.

“There’s a lot of guys here that have never played football,” Fraiser said. “We’ve seen a lot of improvement. We still have a long, long way to go, but a lot of guys are coming out and learning how to practice correctly … the kids are working hard and they’re figuring out what we want them to do and doing their best to achieve it.”

Rebuilding is a step-by step process, according to Fraiser. It isn’t as simple as showing up and being great in one day. The biggest challenge Fraiser has faced has been getting kids to get in the mindset of working hard every day in order to be a winner. While it was difficult at first, he’s begun seeing a change in the overall mentality of the team.

“I do think we had some guys that haven’t been in that situation before, so it’s been a little tougher to get that started,” Fraiser said. “The kids are buying in and are starting to work hard, so I’m proud of them.”

One of the areas of opportunity has been on the offensive side of the ball. White County struggled to score in 2018 and over the last two seasons, the Warriors have averaged five points a game. For that to change, Fraiser wants his team to battle more up front.

“The biggest thing is that we want to be physical. It’s no secret that being physical is the key to football,” Fraiser said. “Our offensive line is the key … if we’re going to be successful offensively or defensively, it’s going to start with the guys up front.

White County’s season begins on Friday, Aug. 23 when they host Cannon County at 7 P.M.


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