Pigskin Preview: Ogallala Indians
Indians are hoping to fill in the shoes of graduated seniors
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -
The Ogallala Indians football team knew early on that this past offseason was going to be different than what they were used to. Head coach Brent Bauer is confident with the way the team prepared given the circumstances.
“Honestly, our summer went a lot smoother than you’d think. We missed out on all of our camp stuff, we were able to have our camp here, but for the most part we felt really good about the summer we were able to have,” said Bauer.
Bauer is confident in the team they are putting out onto the field this season, believing that all classes on the team have improved from last year and have something to offer.
“We’re really excited, not just in our senior class, but we’ve added a good freshman class, are sophomores are a year older and they really developed really well, as well as our juniors,” Bauer said when asked in his confidence level about the team.”
Ogallala lost several key members of last years team, but this years seniors are ready to step up and fill in the void that was left.
“I just remember what those seniors would do at practice. I try and fill their shoes with the leadership roles and stuff like that,” said Tyler Roberston, who will be a senior on this years team.
On the back of Ogallala’s practice jerseys, are one word slogans. There are seven total that are spread among the team, known as the “Max Seven”. Coach Bauer said these words are what he wants his players to lead by every time they step onto the field.
“We have seven characteristics that we are trying to develop to a maximum level to our players and it’s; Character, unity, pride, discipline, effort, spirit, accountability. We put it on our jerseys every time our kids are doing something football oriented, we want them to see the ‘Max Seven,’ said Bauer.
Ogallala opens up the season on August 28th against Broken Bow.
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