FARMVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Under new head coach Eddie Rhodes, the Farmville Central Jaguars are looking to improve upon their 3-8 record from a season ago.
Rhodes was hired back in late January and has nearly 40 years of coaching experience. He most recently was the Farmville Central varsity baseball head coach but now will try to get the school's football program back on track.
The Jaguars are hungry for a winning season.
Rhodes will be relying heavily on junior running back Tavyon Suggs. The 5-foot-10 playmaker started at quarterback last season, but Rhodes believes that his skillset best fits at tailback.
Replacing Suggs under center will be true freshman Brandon Knight.
"I hope we're going to be an exciting football team offensively and defensively," said Rhodes. "Hopefully we're going to throw the football a little more. Defense get after it a little bit more. We have some great athletes here at Farmville Central, which we've always had. We have great skill people, so hopefully we'll have a little excitment."
The Jaguars open their 2019 season at home against Kinston on Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m.