SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — “We worked hard and reached our goal of playing on Saturday May 1st. We were able to be successful. With hard work and determination we had a good ride to Norfolk. There and back. This thing is over. Complacency is the enemy of success. This group of kids we gave two weeks off and 60 kids were back in the weight room are ready to go,” said Salem head coach Don Holter.
The Salem Spartans got after it in a big way. It was a 3 month difference between the teams first practice and winning the title. It is a quick turnaround, but for the Spartans it is all good and no problem.
“It is an advantage definitely. Nobody got out of shape. We didn’t get a chance to get out of shape. We got right back to it. We got a shore two weeks to recover. We go right back on it. We were ready to have another big one this year,” said senior safety/wide receiver Chauncey Logan, Junior.
The Spartans will have a target on their back. They are looking to get back to playing for a state title coming up in December.
“Reload. We are ready to go. Everyone wants to beat us again. It is not too much new. But we will be ready,” said Logan, Jr.
“Every practice is special. Every Friday night is special and the state championships are special. You which one is my favorite is the next one. So I know the kids feel the same way. They are proud of their accomplishments. You know it is time to move on to the next objective and the next goal. That is what we are working towards,” said Holter.