Warren brings new life to Massac County football program


WPSD Sports

METROPOLIS, IL-- As Massac County football players took to the field on Monday, a whistle blew on a new season for the Patriots, and a new opportunity for first year head coach John Warren.

"I knew right away as soon as I started coaching, that this is the position I wanted," Warren said, with a smile on his face. "It's not an easy position to get, so I knew I had to separate myself."

The Fairfield, Illinois native has spent the last six years as an assistant coach in Texas, and Florida in order to build his resumé.

"I've been around the block a time or two," Warren admitted. "But I'm glad to be back to my roots here in southern Illinois."

And his new players say Warren is exactly what the team needed.

"He gets hyped a lot, he's loud, he's wild, he's jumping up and down in the weight room," said Jacob Pegram, a senior wide receiver.

"With coach it's all new," said senior receiver Dalton Mitchell. "It's exciting, and just a good change."

"I like it that way," Warren beamed. "I don't want them to know what to expect from us, I want them to be always on their toes and ready to go, because that's what football's all about."

Massac County kicks off their season on August 30th, at home against Freeburg.

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