Tampa, FL-- The Jefferson HS Dragons, ranked #7 in the first 10 News High School Football Top 10 poll, faces a tough early season schedule this season.
The last two seasons, the schedule was equally as difficult, and the Dragons opened 1-3.
They open with Alonso Friday night. Then, their next three games are against district oppoments: Hillsborough, Robinson, and Armwood.
"The difference is we're more together as a team right now," senior wide receiver Derrick Ingram told 10 News. "No negative talk. Everybody is positive, everybody is together. We don't fall apart, we're just bonding real tight."
"We don't talk about stats," said senior quarterback Deiondre Porter. "We don't talk about personal goals, none of that. The main goal is to get to playoffs and win a state championship. That's the only thing we preach, the only thing we talk about."