FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The North Central Thunderbirds are coming off a sectional championship and look to continue to play well into the 2022 season. Head Coach Joe Kutch is completely healthy following a COVID scare that hospitalized him last summer. The Thunderbirds will have to replace 12 seniors from last year’s team including players like Jacob Adams and Tyler Vaughn.

Some of the players looking to step in their place will be quarterback James Thomas, wide receiver Wyatt Ison, running back Nathan Manning and fullback Eli Dodge. The Thunderbirds open the season at North Vermillion on August 19th.