“It (last season) did not end the way they wanted it to so it was real easy to get them motivated–there was no getting them motivated,” head coach Doug Loughridge said. “They still have a chip on their shoulder, they want to prove it wasn’t a fluke.”
The biggest strength to this team is the return of their quarterback, Evan Burris.
“To come out the way he did last year and to manage ball games, to have that experience is big,” Loughridge said. “It’s a big, big sigh of relief we have this year.”
The Airedales lost a large group of seniors and experience on defense but like any good program they plan to reload.
“We went to a senior came and we all kind of grew together and all of the seniors have to show leadership,” Nicholson said. “Build up everyone, make sure everyone is accountable.”
A surprise in the 5A last year, Alma won’t have that advantage this year as they move up to the 6A but that doesn’t weigh on their minds.