Football Friday 2017 Preview: E.C. Glass Hilltoppers

Football Friday 2017 Preview: E.C. Glass Hilltoppers

E.C. Glass Hilltoppers

Head Coach: Jeff Woody (3rd season)

Last year's record/playoff result: 6-4, did not make playoffs

Starters Back: 9 on offense, 9 on defense

Key players with position: Thomas Patterson, LB/RB; Jacori Kittrell OL/DL; Dresean Kendrick, QB; Chance Brown, OL/DL; Sackett Wood, WR/LB; Justin Barnett, RB/DB; Tre Alexander, WR/DB; Marcus Berger, RB/LB; Joey Taylor, RB/LB

Team Schedule: (Home games in BOLD)

  • 8/25 Charlottesville
  • 9/1 at Halifax County
  • 9/8 at Franklin County
  • 9/15 Bye
  • 9/22 Heritage
  • 9/29 at Brookville
  • 10/6 Rustburg
  • 10/13 at Jefferson Forest
  • 10/20 Liberty
  • 10/27 at Liberty Christian
  • 11/3 Amherst County

Summary: After going 1-and-9 two years ago, Glass was much improved last season at 6-4, the Hilltoppers just missed making the playoffs. The large amount of returning starters -- 18 in all -- give coach Jeff Woody a leg up in preparing for the season. Sophomore Dresean Kendrick is Glass' quarterback, he moved into the spot during last season. Former QB Sackett Wood is a large target at wide receiver and linebacker, while a deep backfield make the Glass offense potentially potent.

The speed and size of Glass players continues to improve, and it's clear that Woody's hard work is paying off, in regards to the character of the players on the field. Now Hilltopper fans hope it will pay off in a playoff spot come November.

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