LAFAYETTE,Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette Jeff's football team is focused on claiming a sectional title this season.
The Bronchos finished last season with a 3-7 record. Jeff's season came to an end with a 41-13 loss against Hamilton Southeastern in sectionals.
This season, Jeff will play in sectional one, along with Crown Point, Lake Central, and Merrillville.
"You really want something to play for at the end of the year and I think being in a sectional with teams that are a lot like us, the kids are looking at the season a lot differently," said Lafayette Jeff Andy Kennedy.
"We are just focusing this year on winning games and going deep into sectionals," said Lafayette Jeff senior quarterback Matt Johnson. "We want to just do our best and go out and play football and whatever happens, happens. We are going to do our best to bring a title home though.
"We are in a different sectional this year, so we know what we are capable of doing in a different sectional and I think we can bring it home," said Darian Green.
The Bronchos return both quarterback Matt Johnson and running back Darian Green. Those two are hoping to give the Bronchos an explosive offense.
"Hopefully you see a very explosive offense," said Kennedy. "I think anytime that you return Darian and Matt, I think you are going to see that. I think you are going to see a new brand of mental toughness this year that we just haven't been able to get there the last couple years. It is something that we have strived for and I think these seniors when they were freshman have bought into that. Hopefully we will get over the hump this year."
The Bronchos kick-off the regular season this Friday, when they travel to Zionsville. The game is set to begin at 7 pm.
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