2013 H.S. Football Preview: Bellmont Braves (VIDEO)

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August 14, 2013 Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 11:48 PM EDT

DECATUR, Ind. (21Alive) - Bellmont High School's football team has a combination of experience and youth this fall.

The Braves have worked hard all summer long, head coach Larry Getts says, not only developing an offensive scheme, but teaching his players how to finish games in victory.

"Last year, outside of one game, we were tied or led in every game, and just didn't seem to get it done," Getts says. "It's going to come back to our mental toughness and our perseverance."

Bellmont plans to mix up offensive schemes, drawing up play without the use of a conventional quarterback because of different skills certain players.

"We can still run the ball really well. We're not looking to pass that much this year," wide receiver/defensive back John Sefton says. "We're going to be more of a running team. Last year, our defensive wasn't very fast, and this year we simplified it a lot."

Playing for 48 minutes will be the lynchpin of success for the Braves in 2013, and can begin to turn things around at Bellmont.

"We're not going to be the biggest team or the fastest team on the field, but that has no bearing on how hard you play or how tough you are," Getts adds.

The Braves play Woodlan on the road in Week 1 on Aug. 23.

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