Meeks Leading The Construction For Lions Rebuilding

There were some big coaching names thrown around during Henderson's hunt for a new head football coach and athletic director.  Ultimately the job went to coaching legend Dickey Meeks.

Football fans all know and dread to hear the words "rebuilding year." Even though that is exactly what this season is expected to be fore the Henderson Lions, they have some pretty qualified hands leading the contruction.

Beginning his first year with Henderson, Dickey Meeks'  resume includes a 4A state title with Chapel Hill and all six seasons he was with Mount Vernon the team went to the playoffs, winning two district titles along the way.

Coach Meeks is known for his intensity. Not so much because of a personality trait, but for the quality he motivates in his players.

"You can just kind of feel the difference," said Lions quarterback Joel Johnson. "New coaches, new way of coaching, just the intensity has picked up a lot."

"What I really want, and I'll tell you, it's the same thing I told them the first day," Meeks said, "I want them to play with the intensity to win ballgames. That no matter what the score is no matter what's happening out there, it's to get that intensity level back to Henderson. "

Henderson has a tough road against them is district 12-4A, one of the toughest district's in the state. They will begin the season September 1 against Carthage.