SPRINGDALE (KFSM) - A new year, a new conference, and a new coach. But, Shiloh Christian doesn't seem to be afraid of change.
"Coach Conaway, I mean he's put a fire in us that's given us a set of confidence that we know we can believe in him, and he can believe in us," senior quarterback Ben Olsen said. "It's just going out there and getting the job done."
New Saints head coach, Jeff Conaway, has big shoes to fill. Previous coach, Josh Floyd was with Shiloh for 10 years and brought home four state titles. That's something coach Conaway says he doesn't expect to change here.
"We're not trying to reestablish Shiloh Christian," Conaway said. "We want to build on the tradition that we already have. So, we want to add value to the areas we may be weak in, and we want to get real strong in those areas and just play Shiloh Christian football."
The Saints make a move down to 4A also this year, a conference where they are expected to be a top dog. But, they aren't listening to the hype and are staying focused.
"The competition at the 4A level is extremely good. We know that the teams are extremely well coached. And so, we're going to have our work cut out for us. We hope to play Shiloh Christian football. We want to compete for championships. We want to compete for conference and state championships. Those are two of our big goals this year," Conaway said.
All goals to keep the Shiloh Christian tradition alive.