A special edition of Inside the Game Week with Motivational speaker and Coach Josh Niblett as we highlight the State Championship game with Hoover vs. Auburn and take a look back at the 2013 season for the Bucs.
Hoover vs. Auburnvs. 6 A State Championship
(CJN) We knew coming in that Auburn would be a very athletic team and because of what was at stake we knew we were going to get their best game. We were prepared for the environment because we had experienced it enough times to know what it feels like to make it here and to what it takes to win we had some rain roll through but that’s football were ready in all kind of weather and were especially ready for a game like this. At the half I talked about execution. That as good as our defense is playing we couldn’t let our end down on offense.We had some penalties early on and a pick we wished we could have had back but I felt we blocked a punt for a touchdown. Auburn had turnover the ball a lot the week before playing us, we made a play when we had the right opportunities we got a script by our defense and we just went to work from there. Whether it’s “Turnover Tuesday” in practice so we made plays and took the opportunities we had been given. and never looked back. Auburn kids played tough. But our kids knew what we were playing for,that at Hoover we play for championship and we weren’t going to have it any other way and that showed in our attitude.Tuck(Borie) has been money for us. But it’s not just one guy, its Hunter Schmidt, Trey Davis it’s a team effort on that end of the ball. Hoover wins Back to Back Championships 20-3 over Auburn. The Bucs close the season riding a 30 game win streak.
Hoover Bucs Back to Back State 6 A Champions; 10th State Title
(CJN) To God Be the Glory. The seniors, the staff, the community great people like our Principal Don Hulin, Athletic Director Myra Myles, Assistant Athletic Director Andy Urban and my support staff, Karon my kids. But it’s been a great season, looking back on it we finished 30-0 and Back to Back State Champions.When you win a state championship the talk is about either repeating or rebuilding. To me its not about repeating, it’s not about rebuilding or reloading. It’s about Refocusing. That’s the word we use around the Hoover program. the next class after them will try to go for the 45-0 mark so they can enjoy the same experience. We had some things we dealt with on and off the field that was difficult, but in the end it allowed us to win a state championship.
2014 Season Preview
(CJN) The group next year will have to create their own legacy. Every group is different and we take it year to year. The definition of greatness to me is to do things better than before. The Hoover teams in the past have won back to back so that’s been done. But to my knowledge no team has yet to go back to back in undefeated seasons. This next group can do even better and go 45-0.
Surviving the difficult times in Life
(CJN) God put me in the position for a reason and that’s to instill faith and trust. Six years ago when I first got here we had those who were on board and some who weren’t. But I had to do things the way I know how to do them. We had some who were afraid to buy in because they would sell out just as fast. But those who have bought in, have trusted me and my staff to do what is needed to be done. I take things personally. And that’s in a good way. I feel if you take things personally then it means something to you. That’s why I stick to continually saying we need to do the little things right.
Men of Will by Josh Niblett, Motivational Speaker
In Titus Chapter 6-8 It says something to the affect that we should encourage our young men and set examples for them. And the message should be sound that those around you can’t say anything bad about you. I thought to myself that has to be the message of this program. That message describes us. IN Jeremiah it says God knows the plans He has for your life, plans to prosper you. I believe that. I’m not perfect but I do the best I can.
Prelude to the Champions 2013 Hoover Bucs
Hoover vs. Colquitt Co. (Ga) 24-10 W
Hoover vs. Hueytown 35-0 W
@Jackson-Olin 63-0 W
Northridge 56-14 W
@Vestavia Hills 17-7 W
@ Bessemer City 48-7 W
Hillcrest- Tuscaloosa 28-6 W
Huntsville 41-7 W
Shades Valley 33-14 W
@ Florence 22-21 W
Vestavia Hills 31-28 W
State Championship Auburn in Tuscaloosa 20-3 W
@ Minor 41-9 W
Tuscaloosa County 41-0 W
@ Opelika 29-7 W
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Athletic Director Myra Myles and Hoover High Athletics.