Sneads starts strong using lessons from last year's losses

SNEADS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - What a difference a year makes.

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Sneads finished the 2017 football season with just two wins. Most of their losses came on the final play, final minutes, or at the very least, in the final quarter.

This year, Sneads is off to a 3-1 start, their best since 2015--also the last time the Pirates won three games in an entire season. They host Wewahitchka (3-2) Friday night, hoping to keep their hot start going in 1A.

Coach Bill Thomas has needed to replace most of his secondary, but the players that return on both sides of the ball are using last season's heartbreak to their advantage.

"We lost a lot of close games last year. It's almost like we had to play perfect," Thomas said. "I think the guys that were on last year's team that are on this team really appreciate getting a good start. It's easier to get better when you win. When you lose, you stay nervous. Now we make a mistake, we don't worry about it too much, we just move on with it."

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.