CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The South Vermillion Wildcats have high expectations for themselves with the season just a few weeks away. Head coach Greg Barrett leads a team that features quarterback Anthony Garzolini. The senior will have some new faces on offense this year, with the loss of running back Anthonio Nieves and Joey Shew to gradutation.
The Wildcats have not won a sectional in school history, something that coach Barrett hopes to change in the future. “We’re excited you know we have some shoes we’ve got to get filled from a year ago but we’ve got a lot of young kids stepping up we’ve got a great senior class with a lot of young kids coming in that can play some football you know it’s kind of a learning curve at this point in time but I think we’re a lot further off than we’ve been in several years when it comes to offensive install and defensively speaking you know so we’re excited about getting a chance Friday night to go out and hit somebody else,” Barrett said.
Added Garzolini: “We’ve got some great players coming back and we know we’ve got some shoes to fill but people are stepping up and some young leaders are stepping up so we think we’ve got a good team this year and we know we’ve got a target on our back and we wouldn’t want it any other way so,” he said.
South Vermillion opens the season at Covington on August 20th. The home opener is the following week against rival North Vermillion. Another key home game will be in week 6 against Parke Heritage. The Wildcats won a very close game against the Wolves last season on the road.