As the Shiloh Christian football team hits the practice field this spring, the motto has to be “Return to Glory.” The last two seasons the Saints are a combined 9-12. The three years before that they went 40- 3 with three State Championships.
The 2012 team only had six seniors. This year they have 16. For such a small school with 200 kids that’s a huge number, especially playing in the 5A West now.
“After being in there for a year we feel like we know it a little better,” said head coach Josh Floyd. “It’s a good tough league that you’ve got to be able to bring your A game every single week and hopefully we learned a lot from last season. We’re excited.”
Shiloh missed the playoffs last year for the first time in a decade. That becomes a top priority this season.
“Our goal is to make a good playoff run,” said senior quarterback Daniel Shimer. “Last year it really disappointed our team, the coaches and a lot of people. We just want to get back to that level.”
With a team heavy on seniors, it’ll be up to the veterans to make 2013 a season to remember.
“It’s going to take a whole lot of hard work and dedication,” said senior lineman Matt Hansen. “The whole team has to believe and know we can do it.”