DUBLIN-- Off I-16 in the Emerald City, the Dublin Irish found themselves in an unusual losing campaign in 2012.
The Green and Gold finished out of the playoffs for the first time in more than 10 years with a 2-8 record.
This fall, Coach Roger Holmes pledges that fans will see an improvement in Dublin.
With 9 returning starters on both sides of the ball, the Irish are planning to rely on the experience they gained last year.
Sixteen seniors aim to return the pride of the Shamrock back to playoff contention.
Senior Linebacker, Kentavious Woodruff explains, "Anything less is not an option. We're just coming to play hard and show everybody that last year was a fluke for Dublin. Everybody knows Dublin is a powerhouse in Middle Georgia."
Holmes is also eager to erase memories of last years on the field problems.
"I know our young men and our coaching staff as well as everyone else had a taste of humble pie last year. I think our attitude is one of aggression right now. We want to come back and be a better football team. I think our seniors are leading us in the right direction. We have a lot of players back so hopefully the Irish can get this thing headed in the right direction."
Dublin invites Washington County in for a scrimmage Friday night before opening with Dodge County in big rivalry matchup August 30 in the Shamrock Bowl.