KO Football Chasing Victory
The 2018 Keystone Oaks High school football team is is moving forward with victory on their minds. Starting the season with a 3-1 record going into week four they’re playing with more hunger for success than ever before.
Senior, Michael Daure playing running back, safety and outside linebacker said, “Being a senior this year is very exciting and fun yet sad at the same time knowing my years playing for this team are coming to an end.”
Senior Hunter Minford feels differently.
The wide receiver said being a senior on the team hasn’t changed his attitude towards the game or the team.
“I plan on making the most of this season just like every other year.”
Coming into high school and joining any sports program can be a very nerve racking task for most freshmen, but running back Kevin Drew, more commonly known as “Butters,” said he felt “very welcomed onto the team and making friends was really easy.”
Although his job as a freshman, like carrying equipment and waters for the rest of the team, still stands for him and his other freshmen friends who joined.
With a tough loss to Central Valley, the team will definitely have to give it their all at the Aliquippa, Quaker Valley and Beaver Falls games, who are all high quality opponents.
“We just have play good, sound football and hope that we’re all healthy when we go to play them,” said head coach Greg Perry.
His players agree.
“We all have to make sure we’re doing our job and play a smooth game to beat our competitors” said junior Tyler Hrivnak.
Minford believes to beat them they need to use their high-paced offense, and they need to stay focused.
The team has grown a lot since past years, especially with sophomore quarterback Logan Shrubb.
“I feel like I am more experienced with the fast pace of a highschool football game and more confident than my freshman year.”
“We’ve grown a lot. We now have four seniors starting on the offensive line (Gavin Harris, Luke Garda, Christian Erny and Victor Barry) Michael Daure and CJ Morrow have also gotten a lot better this year,” said Coach Perry.
The team is known to work very well together and have a bond that keeps them pushing through each game. Having a close-knit team is definitely a strong quality to have in this sport.
“We are close friends and we really gel off each other during games, but we also like to hang out and have fun off the field which is really nice,” said Daure.
In the end this year’s team plans to make it all the way and go above and beyond any standard they’ve set to make this a great season.