Chiefland QB Club confident in new coach

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By Lou Elliott Jones, Editor

Jim O'Neal, the new football coach at Chiefland High School, is already creating an impression on players and fans with his attitude and training style.

"He's a no-nonsense kind of person, "CHS Quarterback Club President Abe Blitch, told the Chiefland Rotary Club at its April 21 meeting. "You want tough-in-your-gut football, well it's here in Chiefland."

Blitch said the Quarterback Club is behind the new coach and commended Rob Alexander of Perkins State Bank and Financial Group, for helping to bring O'Neal back to Chiefland. O'Neal coached at CHS from 1993 and 1997.

The school won the 2A championship in 1997. He left to coach at St. Lucie West Centennial before returning to CHS last


He said O'Neal has "just a drive to keep moving forward." The new coach has football players dragging tires, rolling tires and running up and down bleachers. He is also scouting new recruits in unlikely places, like the city's Delma Locke Skate Park.

"We trust the coach we have in place," Blitch said. "His goals are our goals."

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