Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?
A. This year’s team is eager to win!
Q. What will be the keys to your success?
A. Being physical and fundamentally sound, and loving each other.
Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A. Nathan Lee (OL/DL), Cade Meeks (WR/DB), Conner Thornburg (WR/DB), Aidan Holt (RB/LB), Adam Caudle (RB/LB), Blaine Savage (WR/LB), Gavin Galloway (OL/DL), Haynes Eller (QB), Ben Holmes (RB/LB), Kaunyae Burgans (WR/DB), and Luke Bohn (OL/DL).
Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A. We have an opportunity to get better every day. We have a tremendous coaching staff.
Q. What will keep you up at night?
A. Nothing keeps me up at night!
Q. What can you build on from last year?
A. A solid defense and special teams.
Q. Any lessons learned from last year?
A. Focus on the present. Control only what you can control.
Q. Will we see anything different this year?
A. Yes, all of it!
Q. How would you characterize your team’s speed?
A. Our strength coach, J.D. Dunbar, has done an excellent job building strength and speed with our young men. We will have an extremely fast team.
We are focused on getting better each day. We respect our opponents, but the true test will be how much better we can get each day. We will encourage our kids to do the little things right on and off the field, and by the end of the season, we should be ready to make a playoff run.
Photos by Stephen Kenney Photography