Superior football welcomes young squad to day one of practice

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Tuesday marked day one of practice for prep football teams in Wisconsin and Superior High School wasted no time in getting rolling.

Head coach Bob DeMeyer, now in his 18th season at the helm of the Spartans, said the excitement of kickoff renews every August.

“Seeing the kids, all of them out here again, just the connection, the relationships we build, that’s every single day. We look forward to that as coaches, we look forward to connecting with the kids. It’s fun to see and listen to the kids talk to each other and reconnect themselves. Same kids that are competing with positions for, they’re also great friends, they’re great teammates, and that’s fun to see,” DeMeyer said.

Despite finishing 1-8 last season DeMeyer said he loved the work ethic of his team.

Welcoming a large crop of young talents this year the team will lean on returners like senior offensive lineman Braylon LeMieux in their quest to make the playoffs.

“I want us to make the playoffs. I want us to get above .500, we haven’t done that in a few years, maybe make a little run in the playoffs. We’ve really just been focusing on getting the team together, really seeing who our leaders are right now and just ironing out the kinks,” LeMieux explained.

Superior kicks off their 2023 season at home Friday August 18 hosting Wausau West at 7 p.m.