Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?
A. Gritty and young.
Q. What will be the keys to your success?
A. Young guys will have to grow up fast.
Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?
A. Zach Morgan (QB/DB), Logan Johnson (RB/DB), Elijah Phillips (OL/DL), and Dylan Shaw (OL/DL).
Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?
A. Some experience up front on both sides.
Q. What will keep you up at night?
A. The youth we’re dealing with – they’re going to make mistakes; we just have to put them in a position where they are comfortable.
Q. What can you build on from last year?
A. The experience the kids have with the system and familiarity with what our expectations are as a staff.
Q. Will we see anything different this year?
A. Still a Wing-T and odd front defense.
Q. How would you characterize your team’s speed?
A. Team speed is adequate – we’re not going to set any land speed records. Our quickness is probably better, but we are smaller so it should be.
Our success will depend on how quickly some of our young guys contribute. We have some older experienced guys we can lean on, but we’ll need some of the young inexperienced guys to start making some plays. We have a couple of really tough tests to start the season with South Pittsburgh and Marion Co. I think we’ll be better later in the season as we mature some.
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