Call it the ultimate motivation for the upcoming season.
Jamesville-Dewitt surprised and impressed everybody in 2012 with its run to a regular season league title and berth in the Class A Section III title game.
The problem was, the dream season had a sad ending as Nottingham upended the Red Rams 14-7 in that Section III title game.
So, motivation isn't really the issue at hand for Eric Ormond's bunch this year.
It's more so about finding players to fill the void left by the seniors that helped lead J-D to the title game.
The Red Rams open up with Cheektowaga on Saturday.
Friday Night Lights debuts on NBC-3 this Friday at 11:15