LINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Entering head coach Brian Oliver’s 10th year at the school there is a lot to be positive about for the Linton Miners. Coach O has won 91 games in 10 years and this year looks primed for more success.

Quarterback Hunter Gennicks returns to run a dynamic offense after leading the team in rushing and pasing.. and the coach will look to replace 12 seniors who graduated in the spring.

“I mean we graduated 12 seniors but there’s a lot of holes to fill but we still have a lot of good core guys there especially on offense defense we probably lose the most overall I really like the way we’re going our line should be solid we’ve got some good running backs coming back some good receivers defense is definitely coming along but we’ve got a good core there to work with this year,” Oliver said.

Part of that core is quarterback Hunter Gennicks who will have a reliable target to throw to in Wrigley Franklin. Those those two will help power the Miner offense to another successful season along with the help of these Miners.

“Hunter Johns is going to be awesome Jesse Voigtschild has got a lot of potential to come in and do great things Paul Oliver the freshman coming in he’s got great hands he’s looking to do some big stuff and obviously Logan Webb is returning catching balls for us too,” Gennicks said.

Added senior lineman Wrigley Franklin: “One of our goals is to stay positive stay on our vision and you know make a deep run into November. Staying positive not getting your heads down late game staying positive,” he said.

And even though they will have to replace great players like Gabe Eslinger, coach Oliver believes his system will have them prepared for the season opener on August 19th.

“When those games start happening that season goes by so quick and so we’re anxious to get there but also we want to enjoy it we’ve got a lot of work to do between now and then and we’re just looking forward to being able to play on Friday nights under the lights one more time and get some pads going,” he said.

Overall it’s a challenging start to the season for the Miners as the first two games are on the road at Parke Heritage on August 19th followed by a trip to North Vermillion for what should be two compelling games.