The Andrews Mustangs are looking to redeem themselves this season after falling short in district play and then playoffs last season.
Though the Mustangs lost quite a few key players on the offensive side of the ball, they do return their starting quarterback. The team will rely heavily on senior quarterback Brett Leach this season.
“Last year I was pretty nervous but I just feel like this year I know the system a lot better so I’m able to handle situations a lot better than I was before,” Leach said.
Head Coach Ralph Mason said he has seen Leach grow so much since his first season starting last year.
“I’ve seen him make checks that he wasn’t making last year and I knew that was probably going to be the case but it’s just nice to see it happen this early into football camp,” Mason said.
Mason did admit he was concerned about filling some holes this season, but has been pleasantly surprised.
“Our offensive line as a unit has really shown to be maybe improved from last year. I’m thinking collectively we might be even better than we were a year ago,” he said.
Along with relying on those experienced players. the Mustangs are also focusing on some game management situations. Senior Esau Flores said the team is really working on being aggressive at the start of the game, rather than playing catch-up in the second half of games.
“We’ve been great finishers. We’ve come from behind and won a bunch of ball games so I told them I’d a whole lot rather start off strong and let’s try to get them down and keep them down instead of digging a hole and trying to get out and win it,” Mason said.
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