KENTWOOD--The number of players the Kentwood Roos have on their roster is as big as it has been and the last time they had this many players they went to the Class 1A title game four straight seasons. Now I’m not saying it’s time to book your room in the Big Easy--but I’m not telling you not too either!
“We have good depth right now and those were some strong teams that I thought we did a good job against.” Those words were from the Dean of Coaches in Tangipahoa Parish and one of the longest-tenured head coaches in the South: Kentwood Coach David Currier.
With 233 wins to his credit it’s safe to say that Coach Currier knows a thing or two about football. The Kangaroos are coming off an impressive outing against two of the area’s best teams in the 3A Independence Tigers and the 4A Franklinton Demons.
The Roos did well on both sides of the ball against both teams. Now Coach Currier says another stern test comes in the form of last year’s 3A Finalist Amite.
“To play Franklinton, Independence and Amite in back-to-back weeks is a tough challenge but the players are looking forward to it and playing that level of competition really helps us.”
Coach Currier said that his team escaped the last two games without any serious injuries. He thinks that his team should be strong this season. “We have a good group of kids in each class. We feel like our numbers will be good for the next several seasons.”
The Roos are the favorite team again to repeat as champions in district 7-1A and with a tough non-district slate that features the likes of Bogalusa, Sumner, Loranger and St. John, Kentwood can certainly claim that they have been tested before they open district play.
Coach Currier said that his team did make some mistakes in their scrimmage games and that he was proud of his team’s effort. The Roos were able to make some big plays on offense. Their defense did a very good job on a goal line stand against Independence.