HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — After having the worst season in school history the Ashford Yellow Jackets look to just get on the map this season.
Between 2002 and 2012 the Ashford went 69-41 making six playoff appearances.
In this decade the stingers have gone 28-64, only seeing two 11-game seasons in 2013 and 2014.
Robin Tyra is the third coach for the Yellow Jackets since the program had a winning season in 2014. He has noticed the uphill battle for this program has been team chemistry. Something that he has been working on nonstop.
“Well, it’s the usual, you know you finally get kids kind of worked in and a little bit, more harmony and unity. And just in the atmosphere, in the locker rooms a lot better. We still got some growing to do, but I think the guys are in a better place from the standpoint of just where the direction and what the expectation is.” stated Tyra.
With the move down to 3A from 4A Robin Tyra believes the community will rally around all teams in the region and hopes to be a competitor in the tuff competition.
The Yellow Jackets take to the field at home against school rival Rehobeth on August 19th to start off the regular season.