The War Eagles were a young squad last year, and because of that, they will have eight starters returning on both the offense and the defense. That includes third-year starting quarterback Tyrone Davis, whose experience Coach Gourley knows will help his roster. "We’re going to rely on him… [he] got thrown into the fire as a freshman, so even though they’re young, they have a good bit of starts under their belts."
Last year’s defense allowed 26.5 points per game, and even with a good amount of returning players, will still need to find two new cornerbacks. However, they’ll still have defensive tackle Deitrick Solomon around to take up the slack and to lean on when necessary.
Despite only winning six games combined the last two seasons, Gourley believes his War Eagles can take the next step. "That’s what we’re hoping. That’s what we’ll find out in August and September."
Putnam County will play its first game on August 22 against Warren County.