Southland Ready for a Big Jump

Tim Goodin has always had good teams in his four seasons at Southland Academy. In his fifth year, he could have his first great team.

After a mediocre 6-5 season in 2012, Southland kicks off 2013 with a game Friday night against Tattnall Square.

With fifteen seniors and thirteen juniors returning to the field, the Golden Raiders are equipped to improve from last year and make noise in their region and the G.I.S.A.

"We're a lot better overall team," senior Tyler Norton said. "We have a lot more intensity and enthusiasm and our confidence is way higher than it's been."

Goodin and his staff have incorporated a spread attack in this year's offensive scheme. After a productive offseason with a lot of returnees, this could be the year Southland becomes a force.

"We lost a couple of close games last year that we could've won," Goodin said. "Hopefully another year of experience is gonna get us over the hump."