Northview Cougars ready to put the past behind them as they go into the 2017 season

(WTVY) -- Northview's first year Head Coach Josh Parrish is trying to change the culture of a team that went winless a season ago.

His best way of doing that? Just don't talk about it.

This year, it's a brand new squad with high hopes of succeeding on the football field.

Parrish (former Daleville High Head Coach) had his father, Harry Wayne Parrish, in attendance at day one of fall camp. Harry Wayne coached at Northview High School from 1978 to 1990 and compiled a (91-51) record with the Cougars and was seen coaching the defensive and offensive lineman during the first day of practice.

Senior Quarterback Mason Wakefield was leading the first team offense, while the whole team seems focused on future rather than the past.

Head Coach Josh Parrish says, "We are doing different stuff than what they did last year. How they played last year is irrelevant because we are chanign defenses, offenses, special teams. Our expectations is to go play Baldwin County in the first game and win it and go from there."

The Cougars will practice all week long, while Northview High School starts on Wednesday August 9th.