Rebels ready to change their stars

Published 3:00 am Friday, July 22, 2016

Fall will bring the start of a new era for Zion Chapel football.

First year head coach Bubba Nall is not only implementing a new style of football for the Rebels, he is instilling a new attitude. And that has brought growth to the team.

“We have had a great summer so far,” Nall said. “We have averaged about 103 kids everyday and out of that 85 of them have been football players. Our kids are working hard and showing up on time.”

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Zion Chapel finished last season 2-8 and have won a combined four games in the past three years. The Rebels are coming off a spring game win and our hungry for more.

“We can see light at the end of the tunnel,” Nall said. “We hope the light will continue to get brighter and brighter and the next thing you know it’s a train on the track’s and it has a ZC on the side for the first time in a while.”

The biggest challenge for Nall entering the summer was winning over the locker room. “We had a good spring game, and you started to get the feeling that things were starting to turn in that direction,” Nall said. “That direction meaning we are learning to love one another and learning to trust the coach.”

As a new head coach Nall and his coaching staff are using the summer practice time to implement his new system and to get to know his players and team.

“Anytime you have with your kids is important,” Nall said. “We get to work with them on their footwork and the intricate details that we may not be able to do in fall practice.”

Zion Chapel hopes to have its fifth winning season since 1980 and for Nall it begins with the first game of the season.

“We tell our kids before we can be 2-0 we have to be 1-0,” Nall said. “Before we can be 1-0, we have to make ourselves better.”

Zion Chapel begins fall camp Aug. 1.