Coach Chris Watts enters his 11th year at Liberty and last year was one he'd rather forget.
They finished 1-and-9 and in order to turn it around, the coaching staff is emphasizing 'doing the little things right.'
Quarterback Austin Porter got a little bit of playing last year as a freshman and Watts is planning for him to be a three-year starter. That's one reason Watts is "cautiously optimistic" about the season.
Senior Treyvon Lightfoot said defense will be the strength of the Minutemen and Watts expects Hunter Taylor to be the team leader as their middle linebacker.
Liberty's non-district games are against Staunton River, Martinsville, Harrisonburg and they open the season in week 2 at Blacksburg.