August 16, 2019 12:40 AM
(ABC 6 News) - Coming off a 6-3 season, the St. Charles Saints hope to use 2018 as a guide.
"Overall, I think we did a nice job last year," Saints head coach Matt Reinhardt said. "We had a good season, as long as we follow in those steps, we'll be okay."
The team opened their 2018 campaign with a blow-out 55-0 win over La Crescent-Hokah. The Saints followed that win with five straight victories.
Jumping to this year, the team is only four days into camp but Reinhardt has pinpointed his team's strengths and where they need to step up.
"I think we have great potential along the line of scrimmage, pretty good size up front," Reinhardt explained. "I think we can build on that. We gotta have some kids step up though at the skilled positions in order to have success."
This year, the team will be led by junior quarterback Drew Maloney. He came in at the end of last season after the Saints starting QB went down with an injury. Now, it's show time.
Maloney has big shoes to fill, but he is excited to be in this position.
"I just want to focus on being the best I can be," Maloney said about what he wants to work on coming into this year. "Really working on my passing and everything like that. I'm definitely excited to take over the team and start all year."
From a senior, and outside, perspective Reps shed some light on his teammate coming into this leadership role.
"He's really fun to play with and I hope we have a good connection with the passing game this year," Reps commented on his QB. "I feel like he'll be ready to take that role from last year since he's already had some experience and I feel like he'll do a great job in leading this team to a couple wins."
St. Charles opens their season on August 30th on the road against Lake City. Kick-off set for 7:00 p.m.
Updated: August 16, 2019 12:40 AM
Created: August 15, 2019 11:28 PM
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