Coach Chad Grabowski
Q: How would you characterize this year’s team?
A: Young, but hardworking. These players refuse to accept failure as an option.
Q: What will be the keys to your success?
A: How well the offense can work together and overcome their youth.
Q: Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A: Calvin Jackson (So., QB), Zay Brown (Jr., RB/DB), Kedric Richardson (Jr., RB/LB), Mike Clark (Sr., WR/CB), and Courvoisier Bell (Sr., LB).
Q: What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A: Our newer players will respond well after gaining some on-field experience last season.
Q: What will keep you up at night?
A: Our youth and lack of experience.
Q: What can you build on from last year?
A: We played a lot of freshmen and sophomores, so we want to continue to develop their skills and understanding of the game.
Q: Any lessons learned from last year?
A: Red Bank football players never give up, even at the end of the game.
Q: How would you characterize your team’s speed?
A: We have good team speed, but we need to be able to neutralize other teams’ speed to be successful.
We played the seventh-toughest schedule in the state last year. The young guys learned a lot and saw what it takes to reach the same caliber of skill displayed by state-ranked football teams. Having players who can recognize and work toward that will be a huge advantage for us in the future.
Photos by Andy Mitchell and Mike Congdon