What’s done is done.
Powell football coach Matt Lowe is over 2018 and fired up – as always – for the upcoming season.
Need a reminder about 2018?
Powell was 6-1 in early October when the TSSAA ruled it must forfeit the six wins for using an ineligible player, then-sophomore running back Fernando Frances, and thus its record was 0-7.
Powell responded that Friday with a 36-21 victory at West, lost the next week at Oak Ridge, 28-21, and finished the season with a 27-13 win at South-Doyle.
The Panthers (2-8, 1-5 in Region 3-5A) were out of the playoffs.
Now, it’s time to move on.
“We’re just ready to play football,” said Lowe, in his second season of his second go-around at Powell. “These kids are excited. This community is excited. As coaches, we’re excited. These kids have worked their tails off and it’s been a really goodoffseason.
“Every kid on our roster has made gains strength wise, speed wise, so we’re just excited to watch these kids and the way they’ve developed and worked in the offseason to actually get to play football again.”
Lowe returns seven starters on offense and defense, many of whom have started more than one year.
The Panthers held spring practices the first two weeks of May and are currently lifting and working out. They’ll start 7-on-7 scrimmages in July.
They open the season Aug. 22 at home against Greeneville, two-time defending Class 4A state champion, then play Anderson County and Fulton.
“After three weeks of the season, we’ll find out exactly how good we are,” Lowe said.
Here are some takeaways from the Panthers’ spring practices(class for players are for 2019-20 school year):subscribe to read full article