LOUDON, Tenn. (WATE) – For the first time in nearly two decades the Loudon Redskins head into the first round of the playoffs 10-0.Loudon finished the 2013 season 3-7 but bounced back in 2014 with a perfect 10-0 thanks in large part to a big senior class.
“It’s the first time since 1996 that we’ve been 10 and oh so it means a lot,” said Loudon head coach Jeff Harig. “It’s a goal we set a long time ago and I don’t know if they exactly believed they could do it, but as the weeks wore on and it became more and more of a reality- obviously, we got better throughout the year and the focus was even greater as we went and it’s been fun!
“We always relied on our fundamentals and one thing that really paid off this year was our senior leadership,” said Loudon linebacker and wide receiver Jack Nichols. “Last year we had a couple seniors but this year I think we have 11 seniors to lead this team to the right way and hopefully we can keep it up through the playoffs.”
For the seniors, the goals didn’t stop with a perfect regular season. They were hoping to capture their first playoff win on Friday night in the first round of playoffs and they did just that with a 50-7 victory over Macon County.
“It’s the finality of it,” said Loudon linebacker Trent Berry. “Knowing that one play, one bad drive, could be the end of our senior season. “It’s, just the finality of it.”
“We know where we came from and how hard we worked to get here, we aren’t gonna let our guard down now,” said Harig.
The Redskins play Signal Mountain in the second round of the playoffs.