DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) — Our latest Friday Night Blitz preview is on deck. We take a trip down I-81 to Dublin for a preview of the Pulaski County Cougars. The 2022 season for the Cougars featuring some changes in the program.
After two seasons, Mark Dixon resigned as head coach but a familiar face is the head coach in Cam Akers.
Akers is a former Cougars player and he was an assistant coach under Dixon last season. Pulaski got off to a strong 3-1 start last season. They would finish 2021 losing 5 of their last 6 games and their last 3 to go to 4-6. Akers and his players share the keys to having a successful 2022 season.
“Every coach is probably is asked this is a week to week thing for us. We want to focus on win the day, win the week and continue to progress. We will try not to put us in a tough situation or regress as a program,” said Akers.
“I think the coaching change is definitely brought in some new life in. We didn’t have the best year last year. But hopefully with Coach Akers coming in, they could be on of the few bright spots and we can turn it around and hopefully we can make a deep run into the playoffs,” said senior running back and cornerback Zachary Parker.
Last year was disappointing. We started off the season strong but we kind of faded in the end. Hopefully we can keep it rolling strong this year,” said senior outside linebacker and left tackle Evan Alger.
The Cougars open up the season August 26th at home against Northside.