ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The best way to describe a Parke Heritage practice is with one word. Intensity, the Wolves get it from their head coach Brian Moore whose love of the game and of teaching it is easy to see.
“I mean I was coming into two schools that always have some good athletes and always have some hard workers it’s a blue collar community a community that loves athletics they’re going to get behind us and ask their kids to do what we ask them to do and they’re going to back us and we knew that was going to happen and it’s been that way so it’s been a wonderful experience and now you know hopefully this year we can you know we’ll have another great year,” Moore said.
A great year is likely with Christian Johnson at quarterback. The junior is one of the most accurate and versatile players in the Valley. The Wolves can thrive offensively with his dual threat ability. He’s paired with brother Noble Johnson who lines up everywhere from receiver to running back. The brothers enjoy playing together.
“It’s real fun I mean we bump heads sometimes but that’s just because we’re both intelligent kids when it comes to the sport and honestly it helps us,” Christian said.
Added Noble: “I enjoy every second of it I enjoy it while it lasts it’s my last year so. Hopefully win conference win our sectional take it day by day practice every day as hard as we can,” he said.
This team is loaded and Christian knows they have the talent to be dangerous. “Our goal last year was to make it to state and it’s going to be that every year I know we didn’t make it out of sectionals but we’re going to make a good run this year,” Christian said.
That brings us back to the intensity of a coach Moore practice. He runs it that way because he knows what they need to do to achieve their goals.
“We don’t play good enough defense and we don’t run the ball well enough to be state champions so we’ve got to fix that so there you go and since they get that yeah they love running the football but don’t get me wrong we’ll still throw it around some with the cats we got,” Moore said.
One of the most anticipated seasons in program history gets underway on August 20th at home against Seeger at 7 pm.