Opportunities don’t get much better for a first year head coach than the chance to take over the current state of Crisp County’s football program.
Brad Harber, who was promoted from his position as offensive line coach, has taken the reins of the team that was seemingly unstoppable last season. After winning 13 consecutive games by sizeable margins, the Cougars’ season came to an abrupt end in the state semifinals.
“We were two games away,” Harber said. “We are continuing to try to figure out exactly what went wrong, but what we’ve preached this summer is consistency and attention to detail. Maybe it was something small that we overlooked.”
Taking on this mission of focus and consistency are 10 returning offensive starters and nine returning defensive starters, including some of the top talent in the state and in the nation. Consequently, the expectations are higher than ever for this team and the man at the helm.
“What I would like to see from this year is, no matter who we’re playing, we play the exact same way,” Harber said. “We’re going to be in some battles, and I need to know that these guys aren’t going to back down.”
“I want people around the state to say, ‘If you play Crisp County, they’re gonna hit you in the same way in quarter #1 as they are when the whistle sounds at the end of the game,” he said.
In the Game Magazine / South Georgia / August – September 2017
Crisp County Cougars
Maintaining Success, Pursuing Greatness for the Cougars
Written by Cole Parker
Photos by Marque Milla Reese and Danna Cooper