Tremond Ferrell is ready for the double-teams. The Washington-Wilkes player was named first team All-State as a defensive lineman after his junior season, so he’s aware he will be a focus for opponents this year.
Good thing he can bring the nasty physical game.
“I’m aggressive and intense,” Ferrell said. “You just got to have it – the will to not lose every time you get down in your stance. You’re going to win or he’s going to win.”
Ferrell was a rock in 2012, when the Tigers went undefeated until the second round of the state playoffs. Washington-Wilkes finished 11-1 after going 10-2. The two-year win total of 21 is the best since the program won 22 games from 2005-2006.
But with second-round playoff disappointments the past two seasons, Ferrell and his teammates are focused on 15. That would be the 15th game, or the state championship. The Tigers haven’t reached the final since a 2005 loss to Lincoln County.
But Ferrell thinks he has the line to reach that mark this year. “I know the person next to me, he’s going to do what he’s gotta do,” he said. “He’s going to do his job and I’ll do mine. So we just play.”