Stacy Carter anticipates a strong showing in his second season as Science Hill’s head coach.
The Hilltoppers went 6-5 in his debut, but the former Sullivan South coach has a faster, more physical team to build on that record in 2011. The Hilltoppers routed overmatched teams such as Sullivan Central (62-21), David Crockett (49-13) and Volunteer (49-13), but were pushed around by physical teams in losses to Dobyns-Bennett (49-6), Daniel Boone (28-14) and Maryville (34-7).
“We’re just a whole lot more physical — way more physical,” Carter said. “And if there was one kick on us last year, it was we weren’t physical enough. … That’s our goal: to be more physical than anybody we play. And I feel like, you know, so far — even with Sevier County in the spring — we’re the most physical.”
For the rest of this article and more on this year's local high school football season, pick up a copy of the special football section in the Thursday, Aug. 18, print edition of the Johnson City Press.