Next Man Up

Next Man Up

Sullivan Golden Arrows replace big senior class.
        Sometimes it can be hard to be the guys replacing those that came before you. It can either be an extreme failure or you can embrace it and exceed expectations. That's the plan this new senior class for the golden arrows has. Last year Sullivan graduated one of their best athletic classes in recent history. THIS YEAR The Golden Arrows are a brand new team.

        Trent Olsen "There definitely big shoes to fill because they were big kids, some of them were. For us we got some guys that weren't necessarily the number one guys for us last year, they were the twos and threes.

        In the last 3 years sullivan posted a regular season record of 18 and 8, including a conference championship in 2012. This year they're replacing a starting quarterback, running back, and their top two recievers. That's a tall task to take on.

        Trent Olsen "Some of em were getting varsity time last year, a lot of them are moving up from the jv ranks and that is a big step. It's a big time move as far as the speed and the hits and everything else that goes along with it. It takes 2 or 3 games usually for those young guys to get use to that.

        Cameron Marx "It means everything, i mean playing with them last year everybody was around, they brought me up, they taught me everything around, and then this year i gotta fill that role."

        Cameron Marx is leading the ground attack for the Golden Arrows this year. And he's pretty excited to finally get the chance to show what he can do.

        Cameron Marx "Filling that role is a big opportunity for me you know, i get to go out there see everything, look at everything. I get to yell at other people you know. You have no idea, weve been wating for it all year.

        Lucky for him not all the weight is on his shoulders. Fellow senior Chase Nicol will get some of that work load.

        Chase Nicol "It's been a lot of work having keep up with those guys from last year. There's nothing else like it friday night lights thats all its about."

        This Friday the Golden Arrows will live by that old motto next man up. The season will determine how they respond to the challenge but coach Olsen knows they are excited for the chance.

        Trent Olsen "You know more than anything that game one is a tone setter. You know we've had some where you got out there and you get a tough game against a Vincennes Lincoln like that. You go out and win it and it kind of propels you for the season so were looking to do that again this year."
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