BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -
What are the odds of a first-year head coach guiding his team into a State Championship game? It's got to be a long shot...but that's exactly what Bill Conides has done at St. Stanislaus.
He has devised an explosive offensive attack with running backs and wide receivers racing up and down the football turf, becoming prime-time targets for sophomore quarterback Myles Brennan.
He leads the nation with 5,502 yards passing and 61 touchdowns. Conides was the Rockachaws offensive coordinator before taking over the head coaching job this season.
Myles Brennan said, "We're throwing the ball more which I think has helped us. we're obviously a big passing team. It keeps us on the right track and making sure we're doing our jobs and make sure we're executing well."
"We have a great core of receivers, "stated Conides. 'It starts with No. 22 Chase Rhodes who's been here since he's a sophomore catching passes. He just broke the record for receptions in a season and we've got some young guys around him, three sophomores and a junior who can all put it together and make some plays. They've made tremendous strides this season. We're all proud of them."
After a winless sophomore season senior defensive and offensive tackle Jordan Bradford has helped the Rockachaws post 25 wins and only 2 losses over the past two seasons. He wants win number 26 Saturday in Starkville.
Bradford said, "We play with a chip on our shoulder. The whole team does. We don't want a repeat of last year, especially us seniors. One good thing is we have a lot of young guys stepping up and helping us accomplish our goals."
If St. Stanislaus can take care of business against Noxubee County...the dream of winning the 4A State title will become reality.