New season brings new locker room

Football team enjoys upgraded facilities

By Erika Walker
On September 4, 2015

The Rams were surprised with a new football locker room at the beginning of the season to relax and take part in pregame rituals.

“Work on the locker room came into play in June,” Clayton Callicutt, defensive lineman, said. “They didn’t allow us to go in it at all. We had no idea what it was going to be like.” The lockers and walls are decorated with murals featuring the players, mascots and fans. New TVs and couches were installed in the locker room for players to enjoy.

“It definitely has that D1 school feel to it, and I feel like it is a privilege to us for all of our hard work and dedication,” Callicutt said. “It’s even more special for guys like me going into my final year. It’s such a luxury that most guys didn’t get in the past.”

Head Coach Will Wagner said the sports department always talks about making improvements whenever possible because facilities are a huge selling point when it comes to recruitment.

“Our last locker room was crowded so we definitely needed more space,” Quarterback Kyle Washington said.

With the help of a few donations, Wagner said he is thankful the process to upgrade the locker room came about.

“It’s more of a local hangout now,” Wagner said. “You walk in there and there’s tons of kids playing dominoes, watching TV or playing video games. It gives a place for people to get together and work on building our team chemistry. It’s definitely more community oriented now.”

However, Callicutt said the locker room is not all play.

“It’s definitely a more chill environment,” Callicutt said. “Of course when we have to play and go out and work, we do that.”

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