Just six days remain for the entire community of Prescott to witness their defending Class 3A state champions of the Curley Wolves finally step on the gridiron to make some noise in their quest for back to back championship title seasons for 2017.

Just six days remain for the entire community of Prescott to witness their defending Class 3A state champions of the Curley Wolves finally step on the gridiron to make some noise in their quest for back to back championship title seasons for 2017.
Prescott football head coach Tommy Poole has been more than ready for the season to finally arrive after his Curley Wolves have produced a hard working offseason of practices and workouts this summer and afternoon sessions since the start of the 2017-18 school year.
Poole has been more than proud of how the Curley Wolves continue to show school pride by their production shown this summer. Now as the opening season will come into play Tuesday Aug. 29 in Magnolia, the Curley Wolves will be featured against last year's Class 2A state runner-up's Hampton Bulldogs for the nightcap battle in Hooten's 2017 Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kickoff Classic at Southern Arkansas University's Wilkins Stadium at Rip Powell Field. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Poole is excited about this year's team as they're in preparation to make another run to capture the program's sixth state championship. With a variety of talented pieces returning from last season on both ends of the football, Poole remains confident in their abilities to get the job done on the field under a veteran assistant coaching staff for Prescott football.
"We're are getting better everyday. I've been very proud of our teams work ethic in practice. We've had great weather thus far to practice and the kids have responded well. We're just ready for the season to get here and have no doubt our effort will always be here to compete," Poole said.
"Our coaching staff has done well getting everybody involved in the scheme of things to help the team at everything. Coach [Brian] Glass and [Jason] Patrick have done a great job working with the guys since coaching them in the seventh grade and the effect has shown once they're here in high school. The kids already know what to do and what we coaches expect from them of teaching and understanding our system. We just want to be consistent and just ready for the season to here to get cranked up," Poole said.
To top off an incredible year in football last year, CPoole was honored as the 2016-17 AHSCA Outstanding Football Coach Award in Conway. Also Poole's Curley Wolves football coaching staff won the Class 3A Arkansas Football Coaches Association Football Staff of the Year award.
The 2016 football season was a dream year to remember for Prescott's football program after the Curley Wolves completed their year of perfection on the gridiron at 15-0. Poole with former players Marks, Rucker and Cowling played major starting roles in Prescott's championship season as seniors.
Prescott's perfect and unbeaten season claims back to back 5-3A Conference titles at 7-0 with the 2016 Class 3A state championship. The Curley Wolves went undefeated at home this season and have won 14 straight consecutive victories at Cummins Stadium since the 2015 home win against Centerpoint on the Eddie Jackson Field.
Poole has been appreciative of how hard the Curley Wolves football coaching staff dedicated their efforts, talents and time to their program over the course of years as head coach at Prescott. Coach Poole believes this past football season of accolades achieved is an honor and a tribute to the team, coaches and the entire Prescott community.
With a talented core of returning players to lead the Curley Wolves team for season 2017, Cade Haynie and Ryan Johnson have done well to over the summer take over quarterback duties of replacing last year's Class 3A state finals MVP and star QB Derrick Flynn.
Taking the charge of the ground game from last year's star running back Carlos Vanhook looks to be Isaiah Wayne and Peyton Chandler at running back. Ka'Darius Pearson returns to keep the steady air game into effect at receiver according to Poole. The Curley Wolves upfront will be solid offensively.
On the defense, senior leadership looks to stand it's guard well. Quontravius Caldwell, Derrick Thompson, with Chandler all will play major roles for the Curley Wolves along, Johnson, Riley Robbins, Jaylon Marshall and Bailey Adams among others from last year's championship team to be effective for Prescott.
Poole focused hard about special teams unit toward the end of last season. He continues to look that direction for this 2017 season as their key kicker from last year Kade "Money" Honea returns to provide his expertise as kicking specialist for Prescott.