By Kay Braddock
As the Terry High School football team prepares to compete in their first game of the season on Saturday in Rudyard, Mont. - a 340-mile trip, one-way - head coach Casey Schladweiler says experience will work to the advantage of this year’s team.
“We have a lot of returning talent,” Schladweiler said, pointing to his five starters from last year. They include: this year’s senior Jerett Freiboth, juniors Weston Luedtke, Trevor Pisk, and Talon Mack and sophomore D.J. Hubbert.
The team lost only two seniors last year.
“I feel more confident putting them in because they’re ready to go in,” Schladweiler said of sophomore players. Adding, “(The) kids seem to be more focused.”
Many players took part in the summer weight and agility program.
Freiboth’s three years of experience as the team’s quarterback will also prove beneficial to the team.
“(He’s a) student of the game,” Schladweiler said. “And an excellent leader for the rest of the team as well.”
This is Terry’s fourth season playing 6-man football.
The team will compete in eight games during the regular season which includes six conference games.
Published Sept. 1, 2010