Roby credits family-bond for turnaround start


ROBY, Texas - The Roby Lions weren't a team with a lot of momentum coming into 2017.

Following back-to-back 0-10 seasons, Roby has rattled off four straight wins to begin this year.

"We've been playing as a family, and after every game we give glory to God. Whether we win or lose, it's glory to God," senior lineman Caleb Smith said of his team's turnaround.

"Every person on the team, now it is not about themselves," senior quarterback/defensive end Kyler Covington said. "We want to get the job done. We want to work together. Call it family."

Covington credited third-year head coach Steven Grigsby and his staff with creating the family-like atmosphere around the program.

The Lions defeated Bronte to break their 21-game losing streak, then took down Ranger, Baird and Rocksprings to earn their first 4-0 start since 2003.

Smith said he noticed during two-a-day practices that the Lions looked like a different team.

"[We felt] we can win that first game, and did really good, and it kept getting better and better."

"Not being selfish, working together, that's what I've always wanted in a team," said Covington. "I love this team. I couldn't ask for anything better."

Roby closes out non-district by hosting Springlake-Earth on Friday at 7:30 p.m.