16 CAMPS: Fluvanna County Flucos

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

Two is a number they'd like to see change at Fluvanna County. The Flucos have won just two games each of the last two seasons and lost some key members from last year's team. But that just gives other players a chance to step up in their absence and the Flucos are hoping that can get them on the right track.

Head Coach Jason Barnett may very well be the most energetic coach in central Virginia but so far, that energy hasn't translated into wins on the field. But Barnett and the Flucos believe a total team effort will give opponents a different look in 2013.

"We're not just going to sit there and rely on one person and you gameplan to stop one certain thing that we do," Barnett explained. "We're going to have a whole bunch of weapons, we're going to have a whole bunch of guys that are going to be asked to produce and that's just going to make us better."

The past three seasons Barnett has been Fluvanna's defensive coordinator but this year he'll be calling the plays, and the players like what they see so far.

"We're looking pretty good. We've got a more fast-paced, uptight tempo and it's looking much better than it has in previous years," senior Jesse Van Dyke said.

"There's a couple little things they're changing and you just have to start small and fix the small things before you can conquer the whole thing but it's coming together," fellow senior Jesse Lockits added.

"Everything that's been done in football has been done," Barnett explained. "We're not reinventing the wheel but we're going to put our own spin and our own stamp and I think that the kids benefit from knowing that we've had this system in place."

Losing seasons like the ones Fluvanna has gone through could damage a team's morale, but Barnett sees no sign of that with this group.

"They could easily walk away, not come back, do something else, but these kids come out here every day because it's Friday. And that's what we look forward to and being under those lights is a very special place."

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