St. James Sharks football optimistic under new leadership

Robby Brown guides Sharks through spring workouts.

The St. James Sharks football team is out to make history under interim head coach Robby Brown. Coach Brown is trying to change the culture of a program that has never had a winning record.

In eleven years of football at St. James, the Sharks have a 25-77 record. Last year, they finished 2-8, going winless in Class AAA Region VII.

Brown replaced the departed Mark Fischer. He is a former Clemson graduate assistant, led Carolina Forest on a playoff run as a head coach in 2004, and was the offensive coordinator under Conway High's Chuck Jordan for seven seasons.

Allen Crum is the top returning rusher for the Sharks. Coach Brown says St. James will run a misdirection option attack. But he has yet to decide on a starting quarterback.

And Cody Toomer, who led St. James in sacks last season returns to lead the defense.

Brown says the Sharks are young, but hungry to win some games, "We're starting over, everyone is on an equal playing field. We're just going to start over and build from there."