Why the Austin Peay team’s season may be over
The first week of preseason training at Austin Peale High School has officially begun.
With the start of the football season just a few weeks away, the Eagles were already looking ahead to the upcoming season, which could be a major turning point for their team.
The Eagles, who are ranked eighth in the NCAA in scoring, need to improve in the offensive and defensive areas to make it into the conference championship game.
According to Head Coach Chris Carter, the players are confident that they can get back on track in 2017.
“We have a good group, a good locker room, and we just have to get our heads around it,” Carter said.
It’s been a long season for Peale.
Last year, the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 1992.
As a result, Carter took over the position of head coach and he’s looking forward to helping his players get ready for the next stage of the season.
However, the 2017 season will be a test for many Eagles.
Since the season began, several players have been suspended for violations of the league’s substance abuse policy.
Carter said the team’s players are aware of that and are working hard to correct any issues.
He said they are also looking forward in 2017 to playing in the College Football Playoff and making the semifinals.
At the moment, the first two games are scheduled for August 31st and September 3rd.
If all goes according to plan, the Peale football team could end up in the national championship game for the fifth straight year.
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