Coach Mac Bryan
Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?
A: We lost a very good senior class that was a big part of 30 wins in the last three years. This year’s team will have good talent, but they’ll lack game experience in a number of areas.
Q: What will be the keys to your success?
A: Staying healthy and having a great summer workout period.
Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A: Team leadership must come from our senior class.
Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A: Good team speed and large numbers.
Q: What will keep you up at night?
A: We return three starters on offense and three on defense. Lack of experience is a concern.
Q: What can you build on from last year?
A: Team unity and experience.
Q: Any lessons learned from last year?
A: Last year, our team won the region for the third year in a row and went to the third round of the playoffs. We hope to build a tradition of winning.
Q: Will we see anything different this year?
A: Each team is different, but our base schemes will stay the same.
Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?
A: Our overall team speed is very good. We have talent on defense, but we need to see who the playmakers will be.
This year’s schedule is very strong. Riverdale provides a great challenge for a young team in week one. The region will be even more balanced with a number of teams returning quality players, so our success depends on having a great spring and summer. Another key is some younger players learning to deal with adversity when it appears, which last year’s team did very well.
Photos by Andy Mitchell