LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Helmets banging together. Coaches getting on players. Players cheering every big play.
Contrary to how it sounds, this is not a game week for the Trinity Shamrocks.
“They push us for sure,” said senior Nick Bohn. "I feel like we came in from dead period a little sluggish and now we are getting into condition."
You better believe it.
And it started the moment the team arrived for preseason camp. The Rocks are not resting on the laurels of yet another championship winning season. Instead, they’re thinking of what it will take to get them back in the title game again.
“We were at the top of the mountain last year,” said coach Bob Beatty. “This is a whole new year. Everyone right now is undefeated.”
The biggest challenge for Trinity this offseason has been getting a new quarterback up to speed. Bohn now runs the offense, taking over for Spencer Blackburn who graduated last spring
“Spencer did a good job of teaching me the ropes last year and getting me through the offense so I feel comfortable,” said Bohn.
Bohn should feel relaxed with Texas commit Rondale Moore as his top wide receiver.
On defense the team is led by five star defensive end Stephen Herron. It’s a deadly one-two punch that puts fear in the opposition.
“I talked to people all around the city that go to the other schools,” said Bohn. “It’s an intimidation factor more than anything. “
But as good as those two are, Beatty says the true power of the team is the sum of all parts.
“You are only as good as the people that surround you, said Beatty. “I want our guys to raise their play to others around them.”
Sounds like they are well on their way.
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