Posted at: 09/18/2012 4:49 PM
| Updated at: 09/18/2012 10:53 PM
By: Laura Kennedy
Entering week four, the Hibbing Bluejackets are coming off of a tough loss and find themselves at a crossroads. Senior Billy Wherland says they are dusting themselves off and moving forward.
"We're not having the start we wanted but we definitely have the talent to work with and we should be able to pick it up the next couple of weeks and push through our mistakes," Wherland said.
"We definitely have to put that last week behind us and move on from it, learn from it and grow," said Zach Gustafson,
Hibbing senior defensive end. Head coach Terry Vesel says he has a good group and they are capable of bouncing back.
"Football is a life lesson," Vesel said. "Things don't always go as planned and fortunately we have next week to do it all over again."
Quarterback Nick Milani says the Hibbing seniors show leadership through action.
"We're not much of a vocal group. We do just lead by example and work harder in practice," Milani said. "We definitely learn to play every play. If one thing goes wrong we can't put our heads down."
It's a new week and the Bluejackets are putting their noses to the grindstone to get ready for Proctor on Saturday.
"Coach is expecting a lot more from us, we're kind of going to start over a bit and work a lot harder than we have been," Wherland said.
"We're gonna be working on a lot of technique and stuff like that, just go back to the basics," Gustafson said.
"Everything starts up front with the line. If they block well, we'll be all right," Milani said.
One big play can change the fate of a game,and one big win can change the tone of a season.