Written by Gene Termunde
When the Patriots take the field this season under 3rd year head coach Octavias Jones they will look to continue the trend off getting better each season as they have the last two season. This season Westover has 12 starters returning 6 on offense and 6 on defense, they also have a roster of 85 to 90 players to add to the depth that the team needs during a long season.This season the multiple set offense will be lead by Sr. QB. TJ Wester who started 7 games last year. Coach jones is looking for big things from what he describes as a fast offense. The offensive line are all returning starters except for one, this helps inspire confidence in the offense this year. One concern for the line and the offense is depth this is one area that coach Jones hopes the roster numbers will help solve this season.
The defense will be lead by returning starter Sr. LB. Don Mills Jr. who will be playing behind a deep defensive line, one which has a good deal lof experience and will have a fast secondary. The difference on defense is that there is depth on this side of the ball. For this reason Westover feels that they will be in every game this year.
Coach Jones is looking forward to the renewal of the city championship this year as all the city teams are in the same conference and the same class for the first time in awhile. The Patriots also will start a rivalry this year with Lee county which coach Jones feels is great for local sports fans.
Westover High 2012 schedule Not available