Head coach Ed Snyder has an unorthodox but sound strategy to correct James Buchanan High School's failure to consistently cross the goal line in 1997.
"We're going to play better defense," Snyder said matter-of-factly. "Last year, we gave up too many points, and when that happened early in the game, it would be demoralizing to the team to be behind by so much so early."
After 20 years of coaching, the last nine as head coach, Snyder knows that his Rockets are already aware of what to expect from a self-confessed "old-style coach."
James Buchanan only has 27 players suited up, a small turnout for a AAA school, but that is all right with Snyder.