Sgt. Bluff-Luton just missed the Class 3A playoffs last season with a 5-4 record. The Warriors have just ten seniors out this fall but do have some talented returners.
The Warriors lost 15 seniors from last year's team, including lefty QB Kendall Hazel. Junior Nate Glisar will run the offense this season.
"I'm nervous," admitted Glisar. "It's the first time being the quarterback for the varsity team but I think it will be pretty fun filling in Kendall's shoes. He did a really good job with them. I'll try my best to see what I can do and hopefully push us far."
"He will get experience," said SB-L head coach Chris Zyzda. "There's some things Nate can do with his feet and with his arm that will kind of give us a dual threat."
When SB-L takes the field, you won't see a lot of big kids. But the Warriors are quick and ready to hit.
"In practice we have a couple of big guys and they can hit hard so we get that experience in practice," said senior Jason Schmitt. "It really helps to have fast, quick people that can get around the big guys."
"We have a very fast team," said senior Kolin George. "We're not the largest group of kids around but we have high intensity, flying to the ball. We're going to have a very fast team and we're going to try and utilize that as we play our opponents."
"Even some of the big kids we do have, move very well," added Zyzda. "Like they say, speed kills and let's hope it kills for us."
Senior Dillon Hiserote led the Warriors in tackles on defense and in receptions on offense.
"Every single day we get better," said Hiserote. "We lost a lot of seniors, a lot of starters, but we have a lot of underclassmen that are going to step up and fill those positions. Every day we want to get better and prove ourselves."
SB-L goes to MOC-Floyd Valley on Friday night for their opener in Orange City.
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