Anthony "Scooter" Moss is more than ready to begin his final football season as a Thomson High Bulldog.
He's hoping it will be an unforgettable one.
"I want us to send coach (Luther) Welsh out with a bang by winning a state championship," said Anthony. "That would mean a lot to him and us, as the last players he ever coached. That would be real special."
Coach Welsh has announced that this will be his last season coaching the Bulldogs. He plans to retire at the end of the season.
One of the first goals in the mind of the 18-year-old Anthony, son of Betty Andrews and the late Anthony Moss Sr., of Thomson, is to help the Bulldogs to an undefeated regular season.
"I'm looking for us to go 10-0 in regular season," said Anthony, who plays starting linebacker and fullback.
If that happens then he said he would affix his sight to focus on winning the next five games in the state playoffs.
"We win those five games, we've won the championship," said Anthony, who is being recruited by several major colleges.
Those expressing interest in Anthony include: Georgia, South Carolina, Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee and Northern Illinois.
Currently, Anthony is leaning towards going to Georgia, although he hasn't officially committed to any school, yet.
"I'd like to go to Georgia and earn a criminal justice degree," said Anthony, who is interested in becoming an FBI agent.
Anthony is one of the toughest and strongest football players on the Thomson team.
He stands 6-foot tall, weighs 225 pounds and can bench press 415 pounds.
"I'm a lot stronger this year than last year," said Anthony. "It's because I've been working out in the weight room a lot."
Lifting weighs has become somewhat of a hobby to him.
"I love lifting weighs," said Anthony. "I also love doing pushups and sit-ups."
Anthony, one of the most enthusiastic players on the Thomson team, said he had received a lot encouragement from three assistant coaches in the weight room this season. The three are Eddie Lee Ivery, Brad Smith and Curtis Williams.
"They're all helped me get stronger," said Anthony.
Coach Williams, he added, has gone even further in helping Anthony.
"He's (Williams) taught me about how to become a young man," said Anthony.
During the off-season, the Bulldogs have worked hard, he pointed out.
"We've worked very hard and put in overtime to get better," said Anthony. "We want to get better. We want to show people that this team can make that Thomson Bulldog name stand out again."