The Bryan County football team may have gone winless this season — dropping its final game of the season 35-7 at Vidalia Friday — but Coach Mario Mincey remains upbeat.
Mincey said he is considering returning next season after accepting the position on an “interim” basis this year.
“I met with several of the returning players and they think we can be better next year,” he said. “We knew this year would be rough with all of the changes that took place.”
Mincey accepted the position in May after two other coaches had accepted the job and then changed their minds. The job became vacant in March when Allen Cartwright, who coached the Redskins in 2015 and 2016, resigned.
“Not having spring practice and having to learn new systems made things a little unusual,” Mincey added. “Plus we had to replace a lot of key players from last year.”
The Redskins finished 0-9, including 0-7 in Region 2-AA, with an extremely young roster. There were more freshman and sophomores on varsity — 18 — than there were seniors — 12.
In Friday’s game, Terron Dixon had 113 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown, while Gage Hagan was 6-for-22 passing for 64 yards and ran five times for 15 yards. Dixon added eight tackles on defense, while Destin Cramer had nine tackles and forced a fumble. Traviaun Sanders had six tackles and a sack.
The last Bryan County squad to go winless, in 2010, bounced back in 2011 with a 6-4 record.
“I plan to sit down and discuss all of these things with the administration,” Mincey said. “I do want to thank my seniors and all of those who supported us this year.”