For Calhoun County football, 2013 has to be an improvement.
After the Cougars beat Berrien in the opening game of last season, they dropped their next nine. At one point, they were shut-out in three consecutive weeks.
Head Coach John Williams revamped the coaching staff in an effort to rejuvenate the program. One of the new additions is Tay Cody, a former Florida State defensive back who played three years in the NFL.
But Calhoun County is faced with a very thin roster. Only seven seniors will suit up for the Cougars this season. Most players have to play offense and defense, but that also makes for a well-conditioned team.
After a miserable 1-9 campaign last year, Coach Williams and the players are confident that the Cougars will rack up a few more wins this time around.
"I think we should go real far," senior safety Isaiah Hallmon said. "We should have a better record than last year."