PRINCETON—Tigers football is ready to get going.

In year two under coach Chris Pedigo, the Princeton Senior High School Tigers are looking forward to bouncing back from last season.

The Princeton Tigers are returning this season off of a 1-9 season last year. As a team, the Tigers went through a bunch of adversity throughout the season dealing with injuries amongst other things. However, after starting the season, 0-9 Princeton was able to end the season on a high note with a win in the regular-season finale.

Now back to full health and a bye week for the first week of the season the Tigers are anxious to get the show on the road again.

“I think we are in a good spot,” Pedigo said. “We have played well in scrimmages and stuff. We are still sorting things out up front on both sides of the ball, but we feel good about what we have as a team. We faced a lot of adversity last year, and the kids stuck together and kept fighting. We have had a productive offseason.”

Pedigo mentioned that the team has been preaching finishing for this season. Even though Princeton won only one game last season, they lost three games by at least one score or less. Pedigo has felt good about the things the Tigers have worked on for the offseason, and they are trusting the process from the end of year one going into year two.

“We want to keep coaching up these guys and making sure from top the bottom the guys are getting better,” Pedigo said. “The point of emphasis is making sure the younger guys on the team have been getting those quality coaching reps as well like the older guys.”

Returning for the Tigers this season is Ethan Parsons. Pedigo mentioned that Parsons has had a very strong offseason as a receiver. Tavahjay Smith is a sophomore who is also looking to add a spark for the Tigers. Ranson Graham returns at quarterback.

The Tigers will take this week to get ahead in preparation for a tough Bluefield High School team and the ever so popular rivalry game that will be played Sep. 6 at home.

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