ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Relentless is a word Parke Heritage fans will soon become familiar with. The Wolves are using it as their team slogan in 2020 as they look primed for a breakout season. Junior wide receiver Noble Johnson returns, he amassed over one thousand yards and has seen first hand the team’s transformation over the last three years.
“We just came a long way started off a little slow I felt like I’d say our first year and going on our third year we’ve gotten a lot better came in learning a lot more pretty much knowing what we’re going to do going on through the season,” Johnson said
Senior right guard Louie Monik says that team chemistry has played a large role in their success. “Oh it’s amazing the family we have going his coaching is just amazing everything that we do it’s just perfect,” he said.
For Parke Heritage it all comes back to that word, relentless. Coach Moore says that’s how they’ll they accomplish their goals. “We’re trying to get to another level and to do that you have to have that relentless pursuit of excellence and that effort and those types of things,” he said.
Sometimes motivation comes in the form of a playoff loss. Say to a rival from the Northwest. “I think we all learned a lot it sucked pretty bad but I think it’s good for us too I think God has a purpose for us all and we’ll get another chance at them so,” Johnson said.
Monik adds that the team has lofty expectations for this season. “Every goal every year make it to state that’s the first thing you think of just keep progressing through the year and we’ll get there,” he said.
Speaking of progression even Coach Moore says he’s softened his approach over the years. “I’m just fiery and I’m getting old so I’m a little softer than I used to be my old players would tell you that my goodness I’m like soft butter compared to them but they know how I am and they respond well and I’m proud of them for it and I love every one of them and they know that,” he said.
Parke Heritage is slated to open the season on August 21st at Seeger. However things could change if the IHSAA changes course on this coming football season.