The word echoed through the ranks of the Woodstock Academy football team during their opening exercises on Wednesday.
“W-I-N-1; W-I-N-2,” the team shouted in unison through the jumping jacks drill.
It’s a simple three-letter word that means so much to a football program, especially, one that hasn’t done much of that lately.
But it’s a mentality that first-year head coach Clay Killingsworth has tried to instill into his players since he took the job last spring.
Unlike most teams, Woodstock opted to hold spring practice so that the new coaching staff could introduce themselves and their ideas before summer weightlifting and the passing league began.
“We practiced everything from celebrating to practicing how to practice,” Killingsworth said with a smile. “They haven’t had much success here, so we even practiced winning.”