Pigskin Preview: New beginning for Plattsburg Tigers

The Plattsburg Tigers football team have a new head coach leading the program into 2018- Jeff Wallace.

Posted: Aug 18, 2018 8:12 PM

(PLATTSBURG, Mo.)- The Plattsburg Tigers football team have a new head coach leading the program into 2018- Jeff Wallace.

"They love their football here and they love their kids, their school" Head coach Jeff Wallace said. "It's really, really been fun."

Jeff Wallace is returning to the sidelines for the first time since stepping down as the Central head coach in 2015.

In Plattsburg, Wallace is taking over a program full of tradition.

"The last three months have flown by," Wallace said. "I feel like I just got the job a week ago. We pretty much started from scratch last Monday and we've got 33 kids on this team and probably half of them haven't played before or haven't played since the 8th grade, so saying we started from square one wouldn't be an understatement."

The Tigers are coming off a 7-5 season in 2017, a year in which Plattsburg made it to the third round of the playoffs before losing to KCI foe- East Buchanan.

Heading into 2018, Wallace said his team is ready to go.

"We really wanted to go back and make sure that we're fundamentally sound and we backed off from implementation offensively and defensively, so we're going to be pretty simple early on," Wallace said.

Wallace's team isn't making big goals, like claiming a state championship, instead, the focus is on every day.

"We have 10 things in our win the day, our daily process as we call it," Wallace said. "We worry about those 10 things and we don't worry about anything else. We show them the offenses and defenses of the other teams and we prepare of course, but we don't worry about other people. We worry about ourselves, we want to make sure we're doing those 10 important things every single day, if we do those things, the wins will take care of themselves."

Plattsburg opens the 2018 season on the road against Milan.

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