The last time Greenwood played a football game, it saw their 50 game win streak come to an end. Now the Bulldogs are out to start a new streak but have to do so against a stacked schedule.
"It's a really tough schedule," Greenwood coach Rick Jones said. "It`s a great opportunity for us. It`s a great challenge every week and we`re looking forward to the challenge of playing those guys week in and week out."
Greenwood, who is a 6A school, will play seven 7A teams during the regular season.
"We just have to take it one game at a time," senior Chandler Sloan said. "We can`t get too far ahead with expectations. We have to take it one day at a time, really focus on the next game and it`s part of being humble and that`s part of our tradition."
The Bulldogs don't normally have to rebuild and this year is no different. A roster that is full of talent, even at quarterback, should make the loss of Jabe Burgess sting a little less.
"I might be the most ignorant guy in the world but I think the quarterbacks are going to be ok, whoever it is," Jones said. "I`m a lot more concerned about offensive line and defensive line and secondary and those guys."
Reid Wheeler went 2-0 as a starter last season at quarterback and is battling sophomore Luke Hales for the starting job.
No matter who ends up winning the starting job, expectations are going to be high. As normal.
"After last year, we ended a few weeks early and that really doesn't faze us," senior Shaun Youngwolfe said. "We don`t sulk on the past. We`re still looking to go again this year and we have a great group of guys to go do it."