So far, the 2013 season has looked a lot like 2012 for the Lee County Trojans. But this year, the plan is to finish stronger.
Dean Fabrizio's team is 3-0 after beating up on Dougherty, Albany, and Westover. Last season, they won their first six games before stumbling a bit in the region. They made the playoffs a year ago, but the goals are higher this year.
There is good reason for the expectations. Ohio State commitment Stephen Collier is slinging it around the yard to a number of talented weapons on offense. That side of the ball has been complemented by a stingy defense, which has only given up twenty-four points on the season.
Collier acknowledges that the Trojans are rolling, but the team is focused on the big picture.
"Everything's been clicking," Collier said. "But we have to pick it up here in the next coming weeks and be prepared for region."
Lee County has Morrow this week and Dodge County the next, two teams they blew out last year, so it's hard not too look ahead. But Fabrizio won't let his kids overlook anyone.
"We talk about it just one week at a time. Our thing is just the details each week," Fabrizio said. "We want to try to identify the things we've got to get better at and work to get better at those things every week, and we feel if we do that the wins will take care of themselves."