Parkview Baptist seeks elusive repeat
2001, 2007, 2010......Three state titles in the past decade, but never in back-to-back-seasons.
"We never repeated here at Parkview, ever. And that's our goal, is just to repeat," said Senior Linebacker Brody Burkhalter.
Parkview Baptist is one of the state's premier prep programs, maintaining a level of consistency throughout the years.
However, the Eagles will face their share of challenges in 2011, having graduated a wealth of experience and leadership, not to mention a tough 2011 schedule featuring Catholic High and Scotlandville.
"They're pretty resilient, they realize that was last year's team and this is their team. It's their legacy now," said Head Coach Kenny Guillot.
"We played some tough teams last year," said Burkhalter. "But this year we play like four 5A teams. But I'm definitely looking forward to it."
Coach Kenny Guillot keeps the initial goals simple, district champs and let's just make the playoffs, but once they get there, the Eagles plan to get to the dome every time.
"Those are our goals. We don't talk about how many wins we have, how many losses we have. It's about getting where we need to be, and that's New Orleans in December. And whatever the record is, whatever it is, we're happy," said Guillot.
They've been there the past two years, losing in 2009 before winning it all last season.
Getting back to state for a third straight time would be quite an accomplishment, but for the Eagles who know what it feels like to raise that championship trophy, repeat is the only thing that matters.
"Work as hard as you did last year, try to accomplish the same goal," said senior fullback Brandon Johnson. "We have the same goal every year, to get back to the championship, and we're gonna try to be the first team to win back-to-back state championships, so that's our goal for this year."