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The Winnfield Middle School Football ended the 2023 season with a record of 7-1-1. Coach Chance Williams said “This team got better and better as the year progressed and I’m extremely proud of the team’s growth.” “I’m also very proud of the effort and fight that we showed in each game.” “Going into each game I knew we were not going to be out-hustled.” “The 7th grade has 32 players and 8th grade is comprised of 31 players for a total of 63 players which is well over 75% of the boys attending WMS and that means our Football program is very much a positive influence on our young men.”
After the 2022 season ended, the WMS Tigers hit the weight room and participated in speed development which carried over into spring training in April. Team members came back in the middle of July for conditioning, weights and speed training and then transitioned into the 2023 season. Coach Williams says “our success is built in the weight room which builds confidence, team work and where all players are contributing and encouraging one another”.
WMS athletic and extracurricular programs are promoted all year with football, girls/boys basketball, softball, and spirit groups. Brian Savell, Principal of WMS says “Research has shown that students involved in extracurricular activities such as athletics, band, cheerleading, dance line, spirit team, etc, perform better in school, have higher self-esteem and have fewer discipline problems than students not involved. We are proud of our students involvement in extracurricular activities at Winnfield Middle School and we encourage current and former students to become involved as well.”
Coach Chance Williams said “I want to thank all the many people that made this football season and all our athletic programs a success including parents, businesses and individuals. This type of success is not possible without you.”