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2-A-Days Liberty Eylau

2-A-Days Liberty Eylau

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) - The Liberty-Eylau Leopards have a new coaching staff and a young team after graduating a host of seniors last year. 

Coach Steve Wells was impressed by his players' stamina in their first two scrimmages. The young squad will be led by junior quarterback Keymon Freeman who is highly athletic. 

Senior leaders like running back Donelle Hoff and safety Corey Braxton believe that the upperclassmen are meshing well with the young talent. 

"I predict we should have a good season," Hoff said. "I know we are young in some spots but I think we will be great."

Wells is confident about the talent he has in his huddle and is excited to see how they respond in game 1.

"We really look like we are in pretty good condition and that's going to be big for us against Gilmer because they like to go fast on offense," he said. "I've always said early in the season the team in the best condition usually have the best chance of winning the game."

The new coaching staff has instilled a sense of camaraderie in the Leopards and Wells says that's the only way to bring this program back to the top.

"It's not about me me me, its about us us us, and there are always going to be sometimes in the football games where you go through adversity and how well your team pulls together is the sign of a champion," Wells said.

Braxton and the defense see a change in the teams mentality so far this off-season.

"Its going to take a lot of encouragement," he said. "A lot of people are going to have to lift each other and stop bringing each other down. That was our main problem last year but this year I think we got it down."

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