Plymouth, Ind. Plymouth High School has a great tradition of football and coach John Barron has maintained it. Barron is entering his 10th season as the Rockies head coach, posting a remarkable 69-30 record at Plymouth.
“It’s really something-- I feel very fortunate to have the longevity I've had here,” said Coach Barron. “Obviously got great administration and great community that supports Rocky football, and all athletics here at Plymouth. So I feel very fortunate to be here as long as I've been. The kids understand what we expect, certainly makes things easier , not only the longevity of myself, but also our coaching staff. We've been together a long time and I think that makes a big difference. “
After a 4-7 record in 2011, Plymouth bounced back to win seven games in 2012 but did lose to NorthWood in the opening round of sectionals. In fact, the one thing Plymouth has not been able to do under Barron is win a sectional championship.
Despite all their success, the Rockies haven't won a sectional title since 2001.
This year, could be the year. Plymouth is expected once again to contend for a Northern Lakes Conference championship and a sectional title.
The Rockies open the season on Aug. 23 against Bremen.