Opening Day 2018

high school football

Who’s ready for some football? For me, the answer is a resounding YES!

With states like Arizona and Tennessee bringing out the helmets and pads on Monday, I thought it would be great to find out what messages that coaches from around the country will be delivering on Day 1.

The below list will grow as we hear from head coaches. If you want to be included, please email me at [email protected]

“Compete in everything you do….& hydrate!! It’s hotttttt!!!!” – Kevin Creasy, head coach at Oakland High School in Tennessee, ranked No. 56 in the High School Football America Preseason 100

“We have been stressing the need to have a growth mindset geared toward improving each day. That includes our relationships within the team. If we are dedicated to improving and determined to grow closer, we can handle challenges and setbacks” – John Hebert, head coach at Carmel High School in Indiana, which received Honorable Mention in our Preseason National Rankings

“Toughness. Learning mental and physical toughness is paramount during training camp. Sets the foundation for the season, but more importantly, for life” – JT Curtis, head coach John Curtis Christian School in Louisiana, ranked No. 60 in the High School Football America Preseason 100

“Do the right thing everywhere all the time…in the classroom, off the field, on the field. At the end of the day, the thing our coaching staff wants most of all is for our players to be successful in life” – Galen Brantley, head coach at Soldotna High School in Alaska, defending six-time state champs

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.