Friday, August 26, 2016

Wyatt sees improved Edward Waters College football program

JACKSONVILLE, Florida -- A good start and a solid finish couldn’t mask the disappointment of six lopsided losses in the middle of Edward Waters College 2015 season. As far as head coach Alvin Wyatt is concerned, the Tigers have already put that 4-7 season behind them.

“Right now as we speak, Morehouse College is watching videos of this team from last year,” Wyatt told EWC supporters Wednesday at the school’s fall sports media day in the school gym. “But all those old tapes do is provide a false, negative view of our past. We are better than that now. We are ready to move forward.”

EWC hosts Morehouse on Saturday, Sept. 3, at Stanton Stadium. The NAIA Tigers will be looking for some payback from a year ago when Morehouse hung a 51-7 defeat on the Tigers to start their six-game slide. EWC allowed at least 42 points in all six losses, including 44-31 to Jacksonville University in the first Jacksonville Classic between the two city schools. They will meet again this year at JU on Sept. 17.

There’s reason for optimism this season. It starts with Wyatt, whose fiery, passionate dissertations to his team and the EWC community are met with the same enthusiasm and vigor in which they’re delivered.


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