News 12 @ 11 Tuesday August 12, 2008
Anytime a new coach takes over a football team, you expect the first year to be kind of tough. For Williston Elko, just the opposite as Dwayne Garrick took over and the Blue Devils promptly won seven ballgames.
Now expectations quickly change and the learning curve isn't as steep. Last year they started plenty of underclassmen and they all come back. Inlcluded on the list a quarterback and two running backs. These guys are thinkg big, state playoffs big.
"Hopefully win 10 ballgames before the playoffs start" said senior John Staley "Increase that during the playoffs and hopefully have a chance to play for a state championship."
"Yea, I guess that's what happens, you always want to try to improve the program each year" said coach Dwayne Garrick "We have a good group of kids coming back and I think we have some high expectations but football is football."
With those skill players back, coach garrick is hoping they can cover up for a young front line that's lacking in game experience. You also have the wildcard factor in any team's success. Injuries.
"We're going to be good enough offensively to score some points, again the key will be just to keep some of our key kids healthy. We have some really key players and if we lose one or two of those guys, we'll be very average." added coach Garrick