Created: 08/05/2014 2:17 PM KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The Fillmore Central Falcons are young, and they'll be tested early in 2014.
FC graduated 18 seniors last year, and less than half that numbers are in uniform this week.
The Falcon coaching staff hopes to get them up to speed quickly, because FC begins its regular season with games against Chatfield and Caledonia.
"We've got a big hill to climb right away, but we're looking forward to it," Falcons tight end Nick Mensink said.
"A lot of the younger players are great athletes, and I'm pretty confident with what we have coming in," Falcons quarterback/receiver Jordan Miller said.
Fillmore Central doesn't have its bye until late September, a far cry from last year, when the Falcons bye fell during zero week.