FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – It’s a new era for North Central Football.
Brad Hudson begins his tenure in 2019 by getting the birds back to the basics.
Hudson says,”We are young and kinda small, but we execute and focus on those kinda things. Got some speed and we will try to get that taken advantage of in certain spots.”
Most of the players fill roles on offense and defense which is why conditioning is key.
Junior Jacoby Brewer says,”He’s brought a lot. New playbook. New lifts. We’ve been lifting a lot. Working a lot. Like really hard and I think it’s going to be a good year with him.”
Hudson says,”We came in hoping for 25, that would be a good number for us. We lost 13 or 14 in the senior class last year and we have like 4 I think in our freshman class so we’ve just been growing the numbers and walking around close to 30 now.”
Senior running back Cody Curtis is the one starter who’s back from last year’s sectional championship team.
Curtis says,”We have a lot of people in the community just saying we are not going to be as good as last year because we had a full team of seniors last year and this year I feel like we have a new offense and stuff put in and I feel like we are going through the motions smoothly.”
The T-Birds will get their first taste of action Friday night when they scrimmage Sullivan.
Hudson says,”Yeah, I want to see us go out and compete. We go out against Sullivan and that could very well be the best team we see through the regular season. I know it’s just a scrimmage, but it’s a great measuring stick for us to see kinda where we stack up against a good, solid program.”
This squad will also honor a teammate and two other classmates who passed away tragically last December.
Hudson says,”There are things bigger than football. We lost 3 great kids here. One was a football player and he’s impossible to replace, but our guys have responded really well and I think just getting back into a football season having that daily thing has helped them out a little bit.”
Cody says,”I really miss Kegan being on the team because he’s a great leader. He would help me out this year even though he would be a junior, but he would still be a great leader for us. We all miss him. I’m pretty sure all the juniors and seniors, sophomores, freshman, we would give it all for Kegan to be back.”
Jacoby Brewer says,”I think it’s a drive for us to work harder for them.”