By Domonic Sawyers
Lakota East Thunderhawks Trying To Make History
Football season is coming up and the Greater Miami Conference is looking like it will have another promising season. GMC teams include the Middletown Middies, Sycamore Aves, Fairfield Indians, Mason Comets, Princeton Vikings, Hamilton Big Blue, Lakota East Thunderhawks, Oak Hills Highlanders, and Colerain Cardinals. Each of these teams plan on pushing hard for a successful season, and a big run in the playoffs. Every team has their eye on one thing: the state championship.
This season, the Lakota East Thunderhawks are looking to turn their season around. Last season under Coach Rick Haynes, the Thunderhawks went 2-5 in the GMC and finished with an overall record of 3-7.
When I asked how this season is looking, Coach Haynes said “We hope to improve over our performance in 2010.” He also says the Thunderhawks have not made any scheme changes from last year. The players he thinks will stand out this season are Defensive Tackle Tim Bowman, Line Backer Jake Chestnut, Defensive Back Brady Sowders, and Offensive Lineman Jake Lehn. This year the Thunderhawks are smaller in number when it comes to seniors. Coach Hayes says they are trying to work on leadership.
“Potentially we can be much better than last season,” said Coach Haynes after I asked about the potential of his team for the upcoming season. When I asked if he thinks they will make the playoffs, he said “That is our goal but no East team has ever qualified for the playoffs.” Coach Hayes plans to change that this season.
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