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Football Preview: Experience, speed on Hawks’ side (Hometown Press article)

posted Aug 24, 2017, 7:42 PM by Webmaster lynnville-sully

Football Preview: Experience, speed on Hawks’ side

Coming off an 8-2 season, Lynnville-Sully Head Football Coach Mike Parkinson and his team of 37 are ready to tackle another successful season. The Hawks lost nine seniors last year but have 10 seniors coming in this year. The boys have been working at various camps throughout the summer, and official practice began Aug. 7. Their first game is against the Tigerhawks in Colfax on Friday, Aug. 25.

Q: How is your team preparing for the season?

A: We've had two weeks of hard work and great attitudes, and our guys understand we won't win by just showing up, so they are putting the time in. We prepare for our season in a number of different ways. First, we focus on becoming better people. We spend the first week studying up on our program culture and how to act and live above the line with integrity. Then when we take the practice field, we apply that same philosophy to improving our ability. We strive for hard work and focus on the process, not just the product.

Ty Breeden leaps up for a catch with Blake Rea looking on.


Q: What strengths do you see in your team? How about areas to improve?

A: We have great team speed, experience, and positive attitudes. With a lot of guys returning, I think that is a strength. However, we do have new players added and a few guys playing different positions, so we need to keep getting better. We have to get better at blocking and tackling for sure, which takes time and effort.

Q: What is District 6 looking like this season?

We should be one of the favorites, but that won't win any games. We need to approach each game with a good attitude and understand if we do things the right way, we will be tough to beat.