The Turnaround: High School Football Kickoff Eve

Lubbock WesternersLubbock opens the 2016 on the road at Seminole on Friday

by Jason Strunk
Lubbock High School Head Football Coach
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The wait is almost over.

Kickoff time is tomorrow at 7:30pm in Seminole, Texas.  The Westerners will hop on the charter buses around 4:15pm and roll through west Texas.  I am excited.  Pumped.  Whatever else you want to say. I’m ready to kick-off this season.

We had two good practices today, just to tie up loose ends.  We were on the field at 7:00am today and we were back at 4:30 for another one.  The focus was sharp and on point.  This bunch is just different; they get it.

Tomorrow  is the day. Time to see how tough we are.


Tomorrow I will send out four captains — Blake Robbins, Pooh Bear Ambriz, Eric Puente and Kwami Wilborn.  I honestly could have sent out our entire team tomorrow.  The leadership has been that great.

But that’s how we go tomorrow…four deserving guys, leading us into the 2016 season.

Short and Sweet

I am too wound up to write tonight.  I’m going to have to call it a night. This blog is short and sweet, but I will have more to write tomorrow.  I’m going to write a few lines about my buddy, Kent Jackson, the HC at Seminole.

More tomorrow.

Good night. Happy 2016 football season!


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.