SPRINGDALE (KFSM)-Some might say an eight win season, finishing second in conference and reaching the second round of the playoffs is a success, but not the Har-Ber Wildcats. Having won no more than eight games the last three seasons, head coach Chris Wood would love to change that.
“Our kids have high standards, high expectations, our parents, our fan base does,” Har-Ber head coach Chris Wood said. “Going eight and four, going to second round of players, is kind of not where we want to be. You want to be playing on Thanksgiving weekend with a chance to get to Little Rock.”
A big key to the success of the Wildcats this year will fall on the shoulders of the running game. No longer will the Wildcats be dumping the load all on one back.
“We just got a new player from Hot Springs. His name is ‘T’, we call him ‘Big T’, he’ll be a junior this year also,” junior running back Luke Hannon said. “We have Dalton (Douangdara), he’ll be a sophomore, and Nick Verucchi will be our returning senior. We are going to have a lot of fresh legs in there.”
With only one returning starter on offense, a lack of experience is something they must overcome as a team.
Perhaps an extra incentive to win this year is the new $5 million stadium that Har-Ber can call home.