SHELBY, NC (WBTV) - First day for full pads in high school football and coach Mark Barnes at Crest had his guys fired up.
Pads popping hard for a team that has been to the state title game 3 of the last 4 years.
Last year's loss was especially tough as they took a 21-0 lead on Southern Durham before losing 38-31.
The Chargers have a whopping 17 starters back and A TON of talent, so the expectations are off the charts and the goal is closing the championship deal this season! But they learned last year, they can't take anything for granted.