While some are waiting for the return of Saturdays in Jordan-Hare Stadium, Friday Night Lights will arrive on The Plains much sooner.
High School football kicks off in Alabama on August 19.
The hometown team, Auburn High, under head coach Keith Etheredge was represented at Media Days presented by Fox Sports The Game on July 26.
“Thankful to be here at Auburn. I am blessed to be able to coach this group of guys,” Etheredge said.
When asked, Coach Etheredge sang high praises about his team and coaching staff.
“We have 41 seniors this year, and we have 164 kids involved with varsity football, and we have two quarterbacks who are really really good. We’re deep at wide receiver, and this is probably one of the best offensive lines I have ever coached. Our Offensive Coordinator Will Wagnon and our Defensive Coordinator Scott Goolsby do a phenomenal job and we just have a great staff,” Etheredge said.
The offense will be a spectacle to watch, especially adding Bradyn Joiner to the mix.
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“We have a lot of weapons, and we are going to come every week and be prepared,” Joiner said.
Quarterback Clyde Pittman also had great words to characterize his offense.
“We have some dudes on offensive for sure,” Pittman said.
Auburn High opens the 2022 season with Hoover High School in the Champions Classic at the Cramton Bowl. Hoover, just like Auburn, is coming off a semifinal appearance.
“Playing Hoover out the gate will give us a chance to see our strengths and weaknesses,” Coleman Granberry said.
As the summer winds down and as kickoff draws closer, there’s only one thing on the minds of the Tigers.
Klark Cleveland said, “We’re ready and we’ve been working hard this summer. We are going to go in a whoop some tail honestly.”
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