Perennial powerhouse Dr. Phillips High School is always an exciting team to watch, and head coach Rodney Wells expects that to continue this year.
“Here at Dr. Phillips, we set a standard that we are going to be in the hot, every single year,” Wells said. “I think we’ve got a great group of seniors to get us back on track.”
With a realigned district, the Panthers will face a new foe in Ocoee High School. The coaching staff also overcame a few changes, including Riki Smith — who left to become the head football coach at Windermere High School.
“(He) had been with me for 15 years,” Wells said. “He’s like me; that’s going to be hard.”
Some players to watch for during the season are Nathan Burke, Payton Kirkland, Tyrone Sapp Jr., Adam Guzman and Justin Stith.