WEST LEBANON, Ind. (WLFI) — The 2-A patriots along with many schools in Indiana held their first official practice Monday, August 2.
The Patriots are being led by head coach Herb King.
Last year the team went 8-3 and missed the first week of football due to COVID-19.
While for many schools that record may be good, King knows his team can accomplish more.
That’s why this summer King has pushed his kids as hard as he can.
Besides practice and weight training, King held scrimmages with schools in other classes to make sure his boys would be ready to go.
Even though the players have gone through immense preparation this offseason, there are still a lot of new things are coming the Patriots way.
The team is starting off its season without Quarterback Owen Snedeker.
Snedeker threw for more than 1,400 yards last year.
Now Linebacker Brock Thompson will take over the Quarterback role for Snedeker while he is recovering from an injury.
King said this season will be a first for many players on this team.
While this could make any team nervous, King said they’re all just happy to play football.
King said, “We'd like to play every ball game, and the other one is we want to be in every ball game with a chance to win at the very end. And of course, you look at the other ones, our bi-county our actual conference, our sectional, those are the things that every team in Indiana shoots for and we're no different.”