Clewiston coach Brad Garret thinks the Tigers will have their hands full this Friday when they play Fort Myers.
“They’re a huge rival and have a really great program. I would love to have a great week of practice to get ready for this game,” said the coach.
Coach Garret took over the head coaching job in June after Pete Walker retired from the position and expectations are high coming into the season. With 24 players returning to the team this year, experience is something the Tigers are going to rely on.
“At this point, the players know what we expect from them,” Garret said, “Now they just have to take the next step.”
One of those players the coach is looking at to take the next step is #12 Ja’markis Weston. The 6’3″ 200 pound junior provides a big target in the end zone and can use his speed to stretch defenses. Weston, who has already committed to Florida, notched two touchdowns in last week’s preseason match against Avon Park.
Even with experience on their side, coach Garret still wants players to focus on the little things. “We need to work on our preparation.” Garret said, “Our players are fast and they know they’re fast, we need to work on our mental understanding of the game and focus on the small things.”
The Tigers travel to Fort Myers to play the Green Wave at 7:30 p.m. this Friday.