CHARMCO — The Cavaliers have a new head coach in 2019. But, he’s no stranger to the program.
“Well, it feels good,” said head coach Toby Harris. “I’ve just been blessed at my age to get an opportunity to coach football — something I love.”
Harris was the very first football coach at Greenbrier West — back in 1968. A few things have changed in Charmco since.
“We didn’t even have a field in 1968,” he said. “We were playing on a junior high field.”
But, as far as the players are concerned, his transition back to the sideline has been seamless.
“He’s a nice guy and he’s really easy to get used to,” said senior John Parks.
“He’s been very welcoming,” added junior Noah Feamster. “He’s been really prepared with playbooks and just trying to get everybody where they want to be.”
After a 2-8 finish in 2018, this squad is striving to be one of the last teams standing in the Class A ranks.
“I’m starting with a winning season,” Parks said. “But I just want to go past that — perfect season and playoffs.”
“Wheeling,” Feamster stated. “[It’s] where we want to go. We’re tired of 2-8. Let’s go 10-0.”
There’s a real chance for that this year, because of one significant change.
“In the past years, we just didn’t play together. It was a ‘me’ show. This year it’s different. This year it’s us. It’s a team.”
The Cavaliers will open up the season on the road at Buffalo on Friday, August 30.