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High School Football Preview: Webster County Highlanders

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UPPERGLADE -

The winds of change blew through many high schools this off season, including Webster County.

The Highlanders have a new coach, new offense and defense, and a new attitude.

"The one thing I think we installed here that will make the most dividends is our kids are worrying about each other. They're not selfish and just worried about number one, they're worried about Webster County in general, and how well we can do as a team, and not individual stats," said head coach Wes Eddy.

After a 4-6 season, Steve Skidmore's 6-year tenure in Webster County ended this off season.

In 2013-14 the Highlanders start a new chapter in Upperglade led by new head coach Wes Eddy.

"We've been working hard every day," said Senior Walker Lawson. "We come out and bring it. From six in the morning, to about two in the evening. We changed our tempo, there's a big culture change."

This season the Highlanders will be as experienced, as they are inexperienced.

Webster County is staffed with just 27 players, 11 of them are seniors, 10 are freshman.

"We got to stick together, we're probably the toughest 27," said Ryder Collins. "We call ourselves the fighting 27."

Eddy's team is being built on attitude, hard work and discipline. He said if the team executes, the winds may blow change over last year's record.

"We want to show up every Friday night and be prepared, know out scouting report, we want to be fundamentally sound, and aligned right. After that we can only play as hard as we can and then the chips will fall where they may," said Eddy.

Webster County opens the season August 30 at 7:30, at home against Richwood.