Surprises are rarely neutral: They can be good or they can be bad.
For Steve Mills, Jefferson Forest's new head coach of the girls team, his early-season surprises clearly fall in the latter category.
Mills found out early in his tenure that he would begin his inaugural campaign absent two of the team's best players from last year. Guards Cassidy Ratliff and Katie Cousins have opted not to play roundball this season. Instead, the duo will focus on soccer, a sport in which they have proven acumen.