By Sam Poe
Monday, August 18, 2014 | 3:08 PM
The week so many have waited on has finally arrived. Football season begins this Friday for Haleyville High School! Following a great 10-2 season and the hire of a new Head Coach for the Haleyville Lions, many fans are excited to see the Lions on the field and are filled with many questions about what the new season will hold. We took a moment with new Haleyville High School Coach Bo Culver to talk about expectations for the coming season and his overall impression since arriving on campus in the spring. Also, for a more in-depth week to week chat, make sure to listen to the Leo Preview Show on Paradise 92.7 each Friday at 7:00 a.m. Shannon Lollar, David Albright, Coach Bo Culver, and other guests will start your Fridays off right with all the action of Haleyville High School.
How many varsity football players make up the Haleyville Lions this season?
52 players total (15 seniors, 4 juniors, 14 sophomores, and 19 freshmen)
This year's schedule starts with three away games. Do you feel like this will help us, hurt us, or make no difference whatsoever?
I actually enjoy playing on the road. It’s fun going into hostile environments and playing in those conditions. From a winning or losing standpoint we don’t approach a game any differently if it’s at home or on the road so I don’t think it will make much difference.
Coming off a 10-2 season and finishing in the second round of playoffs, what is the overall goal for the season?
I believe every team that competes should have a goal of winning a state championship. That’s the ultimate prize on the field, but our ultimate goal is to build men of integrity and teach them lessons that they can build a life on.
Who are some of the key players to watch for this season?
QB-Conner Kiser, WR/DB-Dylan Posey, WR-Jonas Dodd, C/DL-Wil Beckmann, DL-Jesse Overton, DE-Adam Broyles, T/DL-Austin Ramos, LB-Dakota Morris, T/DL-Alston mays, OL- Daniel Chavira, OL/DL-Mathew Tucker, WR-Walker Hughes, WR-Zach Campbell, WR-Cole Southern, WR/DB-Ty Lollar
Do we have any injuries that will change up the look on the field for the first game, and if so, when do we expect them to return, if at all?
We are healthy.
Who are the coaches, and what positions do they fill?
Bo Culver-Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks; Todd McNutt-Defensive Coordinator; Dusty Ball-Wide Receivers/Special Teams Coordinator; Josh Dobbins-Defensive Line/Strength and Conditioning; Miles Holcomb-Offensive Line; Trey George-Running Backs; Adam Lawler-Inside Linebackers; Chuck Moody-Wide Receivers; Trent Williams-Quarterbacks; Alex DeLeon-Outside Linebackers; Destin Dye-Defensive Backs
What is your top priority for lessons to teach the boys? Will that lesson be taught on the field, in the classroom, in the community, or in a little of all of it?
We build men of integrity. That lesson can be taught and implemented anywhere. I do believe that the football field is one of the best teachers in the world.
As a first year head coach at HHS, have you been surprised by anything? Good or bad?
The support from this community is amazing. I have also been very pleased with the way our young men have bought in and adapted to new systems.
And the final remarks from Coach Bo Culver: Roar Lions and God Bless! II Corinthians 5:21!