SCCA Stallions Football adds depth to team in second season
Published 10:00 am Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Going into their second season, the SCCA football team has high hopes as new students and experience add depth to their season. The Stallion football team is led by head coach Marcus Singletary who is focused on building a solid foundation for the future of Stallion football.
After year one, coach Singletary and his players were able to build confidence and depth, as they are ready to take on year two.
“The biggest thing we were able to learn from our first year was we could build depth and that we have some very good athletes in this small school setting that we can build around,” said Singletary. “Our kids also started to learn the culture we want to build at SCCA. Yes we want to be successful, but we are not going to sacrifice the development of our football program to win now.”
The importance of depth in the Stallion football program was heavily emphasized by coach Singletary and his staff. Not only does the program have many kids returning from the previous year, but the roster has nearly doubled.
“The most exciting thing is the depth we have built and the numbers we will have. As of right now we have 40 kids on our roster compared to 20 this time last year,” said Singletary.
Not only is depth important to Singletary, but the Stallions will also have home field advantage this season as they will be able to play all home games on their campus. As stated by coach Singletary, the ability to host home games is “huge” and will help build a family atmosphere, which is a core principle that Singletary wants to instill in the Stallion football program.
“The thing we really want to work on this year is to continue building a family environment,” said Singletary. “We are very blessed to have a good group of young men that love to work and a group of parents that have bought into what we are trying to build here at SCCA.”
Building a football program from the ground up faces many challenges and requires countless hours of work. In the end, all of the hard work is rewarded and shown through the relationships that Singletary builds with his players.
“The most rewarding thing to me is not building a great football program but the relationships that I build with my players,” said Singletary. “Watching them grow into young men and praying one day I’ll get to see them walk across the stage to receive their high school diploma.”
At the end of the season coach Singletary most importantly hopes that his players walk away with the confidence to not only play football at the next level, but take on their next chapters of life as they become young men.