FFN Countdown Day 5: Shiloh Christian Saints
Coach: Josh Floyd
2012: 4-6, 3-4
Sept. 2 Siloam Springs (Razorback Stadium)
Sept. 13 at Broken Bow
Sept. 20 at Greenwood
Sept. 27 Morrilton
Oct. 4 at Vilonia
Oct. 11 at Huntsville
Oct. 18 Harrison
Oct. 25 Greenbrier
Nov. 1 Clarksville
Nov. 8 at Alma
With four state titles in a five-year span the Shiloh Christian Saints are one of the biggest dynasties in Arkansas high school football. But recent they’ve fallen on tough time. This group of seniors is ready to make a change.
“They’re a very hungry team,” said head coach Josh Floyd. “That’s why I’m most excited about. They are sick of what happened last year. And they want to get Shiloh back where it’s suppose to be.”
“It’s all in the back of our heads,” said senior nose tackle Todd Rosamond. “We use it as motivation for our senior year. We are going to change something and we’re going to take back Friday nights.”
Shiloh was suppose to start Daniel Shimmer at quarterback last year. But then he got hurt and the Saints and to re-group. This year they’ll run the offense they want with him.
“I think it’s a good thing,” said senior guard Myles Tucker. “I’m glad we got Shimmer back. He has the edge we are looking for and we won’t have to pass as much. We will ram it down their throat.”
Shimmer is a runner. So it’s a good thing Shiloh has four returning staters back on the offensive line.
“They all have a lot of experience and have been getting after it in the weight room,” said Shimmer. “I have a lot of trust in these guys to blow people off the ball.”
Last year Shiloh had a lot of close losses. Now they’re learning from that experience.
“Instead of being 4-6, we were close to being 7-3 or 8-2,” said Floyd. “We’ve talked about finishing a lot. Hopefully we can finish games in the fourth quarter this year.”
“Especially as seniors we don’t want that to be what we leave,” said Shimmer. “We want to leave a better legacy than that. We want to go out on top.”