It’s been an historic season for the Towns County Indians, who posted a 5-5 campaign that resulted in their first-ever state playoff appearance. For second year head coach John Cornett, it’s something he says belongs as much to last year’s seniors as this year’s group.
“They bought in [last season],” he said, “while it could be very easy to say ‘this new guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”
It’s a good thing those seniors listened, for their sake and for the sake of the fans, community and coaches as well.
Cornett says the excitement level is off the charts in Towns County, but he says he will never forget the reaction of coach Chris Vardo, who’s coached for over 14 years at Towns County and finally is getting to “see the hard work pay off.”
The Indians are slightly favored by MaxPreps as the #23 seed in 1A Public, traveling to #10 Pelham. Cornett knows that it will be tough to stop their running game and their dual threat quarterback, sophomore Kendrick Patterson.
“I wouldn’t want to be playing Towns County,” stated Cornett though. And he’s right…the Indians are fresh off back-to-back wins to close the regular season, and have won three of their last four. It’s been a long time coming, but the Towns County Indians finally made dreams a reality for so many. And it’s just the beginning.
“Next year’s group we think can be even better,” says Cornett.