Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?
A. A young team with a good work ethic. We have some experienced players that got valuable playing time last season.
Q. What will be the keys to your success?
A. Mature quickly, utilize speed, and minimize mistakes. Be a physical football team.
Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A. David Bohn (Sr., OL/DL), Graham Ford (Sr., TE), Jhaeden Smith (Jr., RB/DB), and Corbin Turner (Sr., OL).
Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A. The team has worked hard in the offseason, and players take coaching well and want to succeed.
Q. What will keep you up at night?
A. Depth in all positions and our tough schedule.
Q. What can you build on from last year?
A. We had quite a few younger players get valuable experience due to injuries. We have a couple of new students who have shown some talent.
Q. Any lessons learned from last year?
A. Depth is so valuable.
Q. Will we see anything different this year?
A. The offense will be a multiple I formation and spread. Defense will be a 50.
Q. How would you characterize your team’s speed?
A. Our speed will be adequate. It will play a key role in the success of the season.
The 2017 Hurricane football team will rely on youth and enthusiasm this year. It will be very important to develop depth in the offensive and defensive lines. There are some talented skill players that, with some experience, should be fun to watch. The schedule will be challenging in district play as well as non-district opponents. There will be a focus on being well-conditioned and developing a physical football team.
Photos Courtesy of East Hamilton High School and Gary Fain