Football fights on

Football Preview


Following a disappointing loss in the second round vs. Palatine, the varsity football boys hope to bounce back and win the state title.


Senior linebacker Christopher Banks-Mitchell recognizes the loss of many key seniors from last year, ¨Every year we have player makers that leave but we have plenty of time left and I think this year we are even better than last year. We have better chemistry which makes for a better team.¨


Hard work in the chilly winter months and sweltering summer days have not gone without recognition from coaches, and success on the field. Many players train in the offseason, preparing themselves for the fall. ¨Working harder in the off-season is what really pays off,¨ said Banks-Mitchell.


Changes were made based on last year’s challenges to improve the team as a whole. ¨Practices are more structured than last year,” said Banks-Mitchell. “We watch more film to catch mistakes and we work out more in the weight room.¨ Key players who sat out for most of the season due to injuries set the team back as well. ¨We need our team to stay healthy. We had injuries last year that really damaged the team,¨ Banks-Mitchell said.


Team members said they hope new strategies, and key players such as Jeremy Hunt and Noah Coplan, combined with improved team dynamic, will lead the Huskie boys to a state title.