Hutto hopes to elevate Patriots success in first year as head coach


AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – Following the 2020-2021 season the Westside Patriots finished with a winning 6-5 record, their best finish since 2006.

They also returned to the playoffs after a six year post-season drought. Now under new guidance, with Lee Hutto in his first year as a head coach, he’s hoping to build off the success that was achieved a year ago.

Hutto is no stranger to the area, he most recently was the defensive coordinator at Academy of Richmond County, who in 2020 won the GHSA AAA region for the first time sine 1976. He and his staff will have their first live-action scrimmage two week leading up to the season opening on August 20th against Greene County.

“As coaches, we’re ready for that also,” said Hutto. “We’re ready to get them on film, so we can evaluate and see where we’re at as a football team,” he added.

The Patriots will scrimmage Washington-Wilkes Friday, August 6th then the following week they will face Greenbrier.

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