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Coach sees potential in young team


Back row, from left, Tylor Goodro, Jacob Jeorgesen, Jon Nelsen, Brendan Reeves, Devon Grosstick, Shane McGraw and Conor McGraw. Front Row, from left Taylor Kennedy, Basil Philips, Alexander Claice, Robbie Marta, Josh Lee and Ura Schmidt.

Zach Scott, the head football coach for Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM.) High School said although he has team that is young with only two returning seniors, he is excited for the season to start.

"We are led by a lot of underclassmen. We only have four upperclassmen," Scott said.

"We are a young team, but we are an eager team. I know we have potential."

Scott said the team is working extremely hard at practices.

"Every one of them are putting in so much effort, from top to bottom," Scott said. "They want to win and I think we are going to win. A lot."

Scott is pleased with the progress of his quarterback Tylor Goodro, a junior.

"He is stepping into that leader role. He is doing a fantastic job running the team," Scott said. "He is being positive with the younger kids and we are going to go with him."

Scott is happy with how twins Conor and Shane McGraw have performed well in practice and he says they are incredible athletes and he is looking forward to what a sophomore year brings for them.

Another standout for HEM said Scott is Brendon Reeves.

"Brendon is another player stepping into that leader role. He is a sophomore and last year he was honorable mention all conference last year and he has his sights set on really great season," Scott said.

He did say a lot of his team is unproven, but he isn't going to be surprised to see great things out of any player.

Scott says the team has the challenge of facing teams that are bringing back strong senior loaded teams in HEM's league.

"Kaycee, two time defending champs, senior loaded; Lingle, senior loaded; Midwest, completely senior loaded; Guernsey, senior loaded," Scott said. "We are coming in as underdogs, but we are looking to surprise people."

Assistant Coach Clif Jones said the team was in good hands with Scott even with the challenge of being a young team.

Scott's smiled as he said, "I couldn't be more proud of them even if it is the start of the season."


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