This fall, Grady will try to replicate some of the magic it experienced in 2018.
Last season, the Wildcats finished the regular season with an 8-2 record (3-1) in district before falling to Ropes in the first round of the playoffs.
This year, Grady will need to replace a senior class full of contributors, including running back Jordan Rodriquez – he rushed for 2,123 yards with 39 total touchdowns as a senior.
Though the class of 2019 has since graduated, the lessons learned from that group remain with the Wildcats.
“Aggression, hard work, the leadership itself,” said junior Caden Hayes. “They just showed me if you grind it out, you’ll get to where you want to be. Just showing how it’s done really.”
“We’re trying to bring some more of that back,” said junior Justin DeLucas. “Come home with some more wins. Have some more chemistry with our teammates, see how well we play together. Get some good plays going. A lot of highlights, a lot of scoring.”
“Last year, we had a lot of size and power. This year, I think we can use a lot of our speed and our quickness to defeat our opponents,” said senior Cristian Jiminez. “That’s something I think we can surprise opponents with each and every week on Friday nights.”