Norland selected among nations elite football teams

admin | 2/1/2012, 7:20 a.m.

[gallery link="file" orderby="title"] All roads continue to point towards Norland Senior High School and their football team the recently-crowned 2011 Class 5A football champions. The players, coaching staff, cheerleaders and junior varsity team, along with students who are part of the schools JROTC program, celebrated another honor last Monday. Norland has been chosen by MaxPreps, presented by the U.S. National Guard, as one of the top football teams in the country. The team is ranked # 19 from among 16,000 teams based on a computer composite. Head Coach Daryle Heidelburg, 37, now in his third season, said, It is truly an honor to be recognized by someone that follows high school football so closely. Our boys are very excited. Assistant Coach William Neloms, III, said, After losing in the state championship game last year, nothing was going to satisfy us this season except to win it all. Anything less would have been equivalent to failure. Congratulations to the team, coaching staff and cheerleaders for their hard work and dedication. Ira Fluitt is the athletic director for Norland Senior High School.