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Hester trusting the process at Howard

Howard Head Coach Barney Hester talks about his expectations for the 2017 season at Wednesday's practice. /(Luke Hetrick, WGXA)

MACON, GA -- Macon-coaching legend Barney Hester has seen just about everything on the high school gridiron.

After three decades of success at Tattnall Square Academy in the GISA, the head coach continues the search for similar success across town at Howard.

Following a 1-9 campaign in 2016, Hester is focused on getting the Huskies back in the Region 2-AAAA mix. The only way to do so; trust the process.

"You got to continue doing what you do," Hester said. "You got to continue coaching the fundamentals. You got to keep coaching. Guys are going to keep getting bigger, keep getting stronger, you just got to keep doing what you do."

Last season Howard took a step back after a 6-4 showing in 2015. A young but experienced roster returns for Hester. His goal is to simplify the game play by play.

" You convince these guys that what they're doing it's the most important thing in the world," Hester said. "Each time you snap that football, they're job is the most important thing in the world they can do at that particular time. You got to convince them of that. They do it and you can got a chance to be successful."

Howard opens the season August 18 against Westside at the Ed DeFore Sports Complex.

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