Countdown to Kick-Off: Hamady motivated

Countdown to Kick-Off: Hamady motivated
Posted on 08/24/2022
https://nbc25news.com/sports/high-school/countdown-to-kick-off-hamady-motivated-by-last-years-playoff-snub?video=399cffebd3154acbbf68d8be80faafc1&jwsource=cl


FLINT, Mich. - The countdown to the start of the high school football season continues. And one local team has been waiting for that day since the end of last season.

Hamady took care of business in 2021, finishing the regular season at 6-3. But when the playoff selection show came, the Hawks were stunned to find out their season was over. Head coach Gary Lee admits he still hears players talking about it as practices began.

"What we've told the kids is we can't change what happened so let's move on. The best way for that not to happen again, win all your games. Pretty simple. Win the games and then you don't have to worry about anything else. We'll be in," said Lee.

The Hawks have a great shot of returning to the playoffs though as 35 of the 45 players from last year's team will be running it back in 2022.

"Our whole offensive line, the same five, we're all coming back as seniors so I feel like that's going to be a big strength for us," senior lineman Delano Townsend said.

I feel like we've got an advantage on everybody else because our team chemistry is there. We're all friends. There's no problems with anybody. We got a good team. Everything from last year, we took it to this year and made it better," said senior lineman Tyrian Walton.

Hamady opens the season August 25th on the road against Lansing Eastern.
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