There's been a lot of change this year at Riverside camp, from personnel, to the playbook, But most importantly to the Warriors attitudes.
"Last year's team had too many egos on the team," Riverside senior tackle Cameron Igo said. "Now, we're just starting together as one team, one mind set. Just to come out here and work hard and make it to the playoffs."
Playoffs? That's right! The Riverside is talking about playoffs. That's a place where the Warriors haven't been in five years.
"We've been really close the last couple of years," Riverside Head Coach Ralph Hensley said. "So, we just need to work hard and get over that hump."
But before even think about the postseason, Riverside needs to make a decision on who will start at quarterback. Head Coach Ralph Hensley says they've narrowed down the candidates to seniors Tyler Coleman and Trevor Runberg and he'll make a decision soon.
"Those guys are fighting for the job and they have to be the leaders for us on offense for us to win a bunch of games," Hensley added.
Experience is key in high school football and for the Warriors that's one thing the have. A total of 39 upperclassmen should give Riverside an edge over the majority of the teams in the Kanawha Valley.
"I think we just have to stick together and play our game," Riverside junior running back Austin Simmons said. "[We} don't worry about anybody else, [we] just play the way we play, and I think we can get there."