PAWNEE CITY – After finishing only one game below .500 last season, the Pawnee City Indians are looking for a winning season.
The Indians finished 12-13 last year, and lost four seniors along the way. To improve this year, they need some players to step up, according to Head Coach Tyler Colvin.
“I expect there will probably be some growing pains to start. We are going to have to rely on some guys. It’s not that they’re inexperienced, but they’re going to be asked to do some different things than what they have been asked to do in the past. I think if we work hard, can get healthy and stay healthy, I think we have a chance to be pretty competitive,” exclaimed Coach Colvin.
Some of those players that need to add to their roles are Senior Ted Gyhra, Senior Reese Fisher, Senior Cory Kettelhake and Sophomore Andrew Davis. Gyhra is their leading scorer that’s returning this year.
“Young team, lost a lot of guys last year, but finally were starting to come together as a team towards the end of the summer. I’m excited to see the beginning of the year and how it turns out,” stated Gyhra.
It’s certainly early, but Coach Colvin is ready to see what is whole team can do this year.
“I mean, we’ve just had five practices, so the efforts been good so far, but like I said we’re not healthy. We’ve got a couple of other kids still banged up from football and we’ve had some sickness going around. I’m excited to get the full group in the gym and hopefully see what we can accomplish with that,” said Coach Colvin.
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