Pictured above from left to right are Valley upcoming Seniors Cam Dooley, Jay Harper, Ian Crim-Davis, and Brandon Thomas
OPELIKA- On Tuesday, the Valley Rams Football Team opened up the 6th annual iHeart Media Local High School Football Media Days from the Coca-Cola Bottling Event Center in Opelika.
Head Football Coach Adam Hunter, is entering his 4th year as Head Coach, and his 17th year overall with the program took the podium along with players Cam Dooley, Jay Harper, Ian Crim-Davis, and Brandon Thomas.
"I am very grateful to be at Valley. I love the place and community. I have a great principal who backs me and supports our kids. You couldn't ask for anything more.
The players I brought with me today were a part of the undefeated basketball championship team and also happen to be key leaders for the Rams football team.
We want that tradition and that winning to carry over. And these guys do an excellent job of it,” said Hunter.
Valley Senior quarterback Cam Dooley talked about the Brotherhood and why it's so important when comepting in 5A.
“It felt great winning a state championship in basketball. So I feel like if we keep competing every day, we can end up winning a state championship in football Teammates too", said Dooley, a three-star quarterback who has committed to Missouri.
Teammates Jay Harper, Ian Crim-Davis, and Brandon Thomas echoed Dooley's remarks.
“We all were just brothers, we had each other back and we know we have each other through everything. In football, we just take that same thing out there and compete every day to be leaders and try to win a state championship in football", said Jay Harper, a three-star cornerback who has committed to Wisconsin.
“In basketball, we just really, worked hard every day. We go at each other, so that’s all it was for real. We’ve been playing, each other since we were about in fourth grade. Just all grew up with each other, best of friends. The whole team, there was a reason, our whole team was a weapon it just wasn’t one guy, We could count on anybody to go get a bucket, play defense or just get dirty. So that’s all we needed, we had the power, and we always trust in God and just keep on winning", added Davis.
Valley will open up their season on August 25th against the Handley Tigers.