Consistency the key to Stratford's success

Stratford head coach Mark Farriba talks to his team after their first practice on Tuesday morning. (Mason Prince, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Last season was another solid year for the Stratford Academy Eagles. Head coach Mark Farriba's team finished with a 8-4 record after losing to Tattnall Square Academy in the second round of the GHSA state playoffs.

This year marks Farriba's fourth season with the team, and since he arrived in Macon he has preached the same thing to his team every year.

"I think our message is really the same every year," said Farriba. "We don't want to be on some sort of roller coaster where one time we're here and one time we're down here and whatever. We just want to try to perform and practice at a level that we think is necessary every single day."

In his three seasons at Stratford, Farriba has collected a record of 23-13 with three straight trips to the playoffs.

"Regardless of circumstances or outcomes, what happened this year or last year or whatever. We want to be very consistent day in and day out," said Farriba.

The Eagles begin their 2017 season at Savannah Country Day on Friday, August 25.

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