Posted at: 08/20/2012 1:46 PM
| Updated at: 08/21/2012 10:46 PM
By: Laura Kennedy
The Denfeld Hunters are picking up where they left off last season, but with a different head coach.
Frank Huie led the Hunters for five seasons until Central and Denfeld merged two years ago. Now, he's glad to be calling the shots again.
"I've got a coaching staff that's been with me for a long time. It kind of feels like we just picked right back up," Huie said. "The kids have been great about that."
Senior Chris Stolan has been a Hunter for four years, and is happy to play for Coach Huie.
"He's a great coach, he's great with the players," said Stolan, an outside linebacker and offensive tackle. "He's an intense coach, but that's what we're looking for here at Denfeld. We like that high energy he always has."
This team, especially the seniors, have gone through a lot of transitions the past couple of years, with different schools and different coaches. But through it all, their focus has been football.
"It's been a big learning experience. A lot of changing back and forth with the offense and defense," said Jerome Strother, Jr., a senior tight end and defensive end. "You have to be disciplined and keep your head on straight with all the other noise that's going on."
Senior Andrew Greavers thinks if anything, the adversity has brought the team closer.
"Through all the change, we've been together. And I think we're a tight knit group," said Greavers, an offensive and defensive lineman. "If we don't go far, at least we'll be able to say we tried our hardest and gave it our all."
The Hunters have a tough schedule, but their expectations are high.
"I think the attitude is, we're ready to just go out and pop 'em. We just wanna play," Greavers said.
"I hope by the time we get to the playoffs, we're a team ready to be reckoned with," Huie said.