Alumni: Allegany-Limestone's Loving Its New Found Success on the Gridiron (Video)
When does one win mean more than just a "W" in the standings?
"On my God it is so much fun, being on a winning team is so much fun," said Allegany-Limestone running back Zach Bierfeldt.
When you're a member of the 3-1 Allegany-Limestone football team that stuck it out during an 0-8 2014 season.
"Last year it just kept on dragging, like ah man we're losing every game. This year it is like, it's Friday, let's go get the W," said Allegany-Limestone quarterback Holden Farr.
The biggest change for the Gators from this year to last is on offense, already tripling their output from last season. The main key to that is one word, trust, something the coaching staff now has when calling the plays.
"I have put more formations and plays in this year, probably twice as much as last year. Every time I do a little something different, they go "ok coach we know what you're talking about." I can get a little creative, a little imaginative with it. Anything we put in they are just running with it," said Allegany-Limestone head coach Paul Furlong.
The Gators now have championship aspirations, and typically those are won on defense. That unit is allowing just 15 points per game, down from over 25 a year ago.
"Our defense is impeccable, we just buckled down a bit, and started to hit harder. I believe we are the hardest hitting team in section 6 and not too many teams can hang with that," said Bierfeldt.
The Gators look to improve to 4-1 for the first time since 2008 when they travel to Salamanca on Friday.