MATTHEWS, N.C. – High school football is right around the corner and practice is well underway at Butler High School.
The defending 4A state champions have a new head coach in Brian Hales, who takes over for Mike Newsome.
Hales said he feels no pressure to repeat but he does feel pressure in a different way.
"The pressure that I, that I feel, and it is self created, is that I'm responsible for 122 guys and making sure that they are men and not boys. That they are making great choices, that they are good role models and that they are living the right way ," Hales said.