Patrick Henry is coming off a 7-3 season in Alan Fiddler's first year as the Patriots' coach.
Now back for his second season, coach Fiddler is settled-in and equipped with all the weapons he needs, including Virginia Tech committ David Prince.
"David's been a leader on the field and off the field," Fiddler said. "He's done a good job in the offseason, done a good job this summer and hopefully he can get on the field and keep everybody straight and get us in the endzone and hopefully have a lot of wins."
Prince, a senior quarterback, said: "It's great. It's fun and it's exciting. We're all ready to put on the pads and play against somebody else. Some of those losses last year were kind of disappointing but this year we're back and we're ready and no excuse why we shouldn't go 10 and 0."
The Patriots haven't made the playoffs in 12 years, but with a strong line and great speed in their skill players, this may be the year to make the post season.
Alan Fiddler said, "We've got so many good football players and kids that can run. We're just going to have to see how the season plays out and keep your eye on everybody. Like I said, we hope to make it a track meet."
Prince added, "My first goal is to get my team to the playoffs. I don't have many personal goals but my number one goal is to get my team to the playoffs and keep going from there. It is very feasible."