Northside Methodist football building off last year for second season in AHSAA

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The Northside Methodist Academy Knights welcome veteran Wiregrass football coach Toby Greene to the round table.

The team will try to build off of its solid debut season into the AHSAA last year.

Greene comes to Northside from Headland and he takes over a program in its second year in the AHSAA.

Northside went 5-6 last year.

“We just want to build off of that and we want to continue some things they did,” Greene said. “We we want to improve on defense and we made some little bit of changes, going to try to get a little more physical. Our slogan is kind of, ‘tough people win,’ and that goes a long away mentally, physically as well as in football.”

So far Greene says the team is buying into his leadership and players are very coachable.

“I’ve brought different terminology, different ways of doing things, different offenses, different defenses, but our kids really haven’t looked back. They’re looking forward and the seniors are excited for their senior year and I think hopefully the COVID will keep passing. I think everybody is just excited to get back to a little more normal football. The way football should be.”

Linemen have stepped up as leaders for the Knights.

One goal for the season is to see both the offensive and defensive lines get more physical.

And Greene wants to see more toughness from his linebackers.

Overall, with a good amount of returning players, he’s confident the Knights are headed in the right direction.

“I feel good about where we’re going. We’ve got a good mix of veterans. We’ve got a good mix of young guys coming in and I think we’re on solid ground.”

The Knight’s season kicks off at home against the Houston County Lions on Aug. 20.

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