PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (WRIC) — The Prince George Royals 2014 season went the same way the opening hill goes for the Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion.
The thrill ride goes straight up and then drops 90 degrees straight down. The Royals began the season with five wins in a row, then dropped their next five in a row.
The silver lining to this juxtaposition is Prince George ended the season by sending their rivals, Hopewell, into the 3A state playoffs with a loss.
Now, as the 2015 season fast approaches, head coach Bruce Carroll is using last year’s head scratcher of a season to instill the motto to his football team: play fast and finish strong.
The Royals are younger than they were last year but have depth and talent on both sides of the ball. They also have more confidence to them and their expectations, like many schools in central Virginia, are just as high.
It’s not misplaced. Prince George’s toughest games are split evenly at home and on the road.
If the Royals offense can balance the running and passing game with playmakers in all the skill positions, so long as the defense can bring the opponents scoring numbers down significantly, 2015 could be an interesting season in Prince George county.
The Royals kick off the season on September 3rd at Clover Hill, 7:30 p.m.