Prep Nation XIV Alvarez
As painful as last fall's 0-10 season was, Eagles coach David Bottom felt he had the program pointed in the right direction.
He didn't measure the season on wins as much as progress. Last year wasn't a rebuilding job, rather a complete makeover.
A system is now in place. Attitudes have been altered. There's passion when players talk and pride in a program that hasn't had a winning season in a decade.
This year's junior class has been talked about since they were freshman. The Eagles have size and speed -- and a determination to change the culture of the program.
Senior lineman Kendrick Brown is a beast in the trenches at 285 pounds. He's also a vocal leader in practice, pushing his teammates.
A new league puts Alvarez in the right division. It will not go winless this fall. There is more depth up and down the roster.
What the Eagles need to change is their first quarter struggles. Last year they failed to score a point in the first 12 minutes, while giving up 110 points.
Five different quarterbacks took snaps last season. There were more interceptions than touchdown passes. Trimming the turnovers is a must for Alvarez to move forward.
Watch an interview with coach David Bottom.