Jacob: welcome back..
The lamar tigers..are on the field for their first week of football practice..
For the first time in a while..the tigers..are not the defending class 2 state champions heading into the fall.
Lamar..finished last season with a 12-2 overall record..falling to lathrop in the state semifinals..
That loss..snapped the tigers 7 year streak of ending the year on top of missouri class two..
They get a little bit of a fresh start now..entering the year without the pressure of keeping the streak alive..
Don't get me wrong though..last year..still stings..and they're working hard right now...to end up where they want to in november.
"i've been mad since december and everybody around here knows it.
Most of them say i'm a sore loser.
And that's true.
I don't like to lose.
But the reason that i'm mad is i think we underperformed as coaches.
And it bothers me that there's a gap between the level we were playing at and the level that we were capable of playing at.
And as coaches we could never get the scheme or the motivation or whatever it was that we were needing to close that gap consistently.
And that's probably why i've not been in a very good mood since december.
I'm glad to be back out here with these guys because i want a chance to change it."