When Timber Creek made the playoffs last season, it helped build a tradition, but not create a tradition, said head coach Kevin Golden.The Falcons made the school’s first appearance in the playoffs but were dismissed by Arlington in the first round.That success is also having an effect on the atmosphere of the Falcons’ spring drills and the launch into the 2013 season.“We got to ride the fact that we just moved to 5A and made the playoffs,” Golden said. “We’ll use that momentum. Not that we have a tradition yet, but the start of a tradition. Our kids feed off that and it’s motivation for moving forward. There are a lot of positives coming from the year before.”Timber Creek wrapped up its spring practices with the spring game two weeks ago, and Golden said he saw a little bit of everything.“We try and have a lot of fun with the team,” Golden said of the spring workouts. “We saw some really good things, some really bad things and some really ugly things.”Much of the bad and ugly can be traced to the youth of the squad. The Falcons lost 24 seniors from last season’s team.“We’ll start five sophomores on defense and some on offense,” Golden said.“It’s a learning experience,” he said of the spring practices. “There’s a lot of teaching. We love the spring practices because you get to teach football and all the coaches get to experience that.”Spring drills are focused on the fundamentals and Golden said there are other elements that are learned during the workouts.“We work on things such as learning to trusting each other. We have to get to the stage where we really have to perform a job and trust not look at back into the backfield, for example, Golden said. “You have to do your job and trust others to do their job.”The good which Golden alluded to includes the secondary, which is mostly intact with three starters returning.“Our secondary is really advanced,” Golden said. “Our front six is not as advanced.”Timber Creek may be young, but Golden emphasized the team is still quantum leaps ahead of where it was two years ago.Although replacing linemen will be a focus, many were able to see varsity action last season which should help build a foundation for an offensive scheme which will be much the same as last year.“We’ll be adept at going to our screens and will move our offense around quite a bit,” Golden said.Look for Timber Creek to exploit the talents of running back Amon Lindsay.“Amon has really stepped up and filled a void,” Golden said after the transfer of last year’s top back, Cedric Dale.The Falcons will be looking for a new quarterback and they have three top candidates with no clear-cut starter just yet, said Golden. Junior Anthony Milsap has had a good spring, though.Timber Creek’s “Making a Champion” summer program gets started on Aug. 12 as they begin preparations for the season, which kicks off on Aug. 30 when they host Byron Nelson.