BURNSVILLE – Arrogance is the last thing that Mountain Heritage rising junior Trey Robinson wants creeping into his locker room.
The Cougars are self-aware that they are the preseason favorite in Western Highlands Conference football.
That acknowledgment is a start.
Robinson was the 2015 WHC Offensive Player of the Year and has been deemed the league’s preseason player of the year in voting by coaches.
He passed for 1,007 yards and 15 touchdowns with seven interceptions last season, but Robinson was a Citizen-Times All-WNC pick largely due to his dual-threat capability. The son of longtime Cougars coach Joey Robinson ran 321 times for 2,264 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Trey Robinson is the mountains’ top returning rusher based off his performance from last season.
“Things have been going really good for us (in the preseason,” Trey Robinson said.
“We picked up a transfer from Madison (senior Junior Denton) and that’s working out really well. We don’t want to go into this season with a cocky attitude, but we’re looking forward to it.”
Joey Robinson holds a 78-92 career coaching record with the Cougars. They went 11-3 overall last year and made their first-ever state championship appearance in 2009.
The Citizen-Times will publish its annual Western North Carolina football preview in the Aug. 14 edition of the newspaper. More preseason information on Mountain Heritage and 30 other mountain teams will be available then.