Mirroring the start of last year’s record, the Woodward-Granger football team performed outstandingly for last Friday’s crowd. Beating Madrid 55-29 the Hawks have great potential to continue this success throughout the rest of the season.


Initially concerned about filling positions, head coach George Ashman put out a high-performing starting lineup at the first game of the season.


Losing 13 seniors can be enough of a change to raise concern among the team and the coaching staff, but after the first game Coach Ashman said he was excited to see what his players could do.


“I put out a lot of athletes (during the game) and they came out and the adversity was awesome,” Coach Ashman said. “We had nine (seniors) that went both ways (on the team) last year and I had all those new kids on the field alongside our five seniors so it looks good for the future if we keep building on that.”


Two of those potential new kids are juniors Bryce Achenbach and Keith Braunschweig. While no strangers to the field, the two plan to continue to improve for the betterment of the team and take on roles as leaders.


“I feel like I should amp up my teammates more and be a leader,” said Braunschweig. “I also want to work on improving my ability to learn the play call and know what we are going to do with it so that I can communicate it to my team.”


The Hawks have a great boost of confidence from the huge win against Madrid that both the players and coaches hope propels them into another win this Friday.


Schedule:


Away - 08/31/2018 - VS. Ogden


Home - 09/07/2018 - VS. South Hamilton


Away - 09/14/2018 - VS. Van Meter


Home - 09/21/2018 - VS. Interstate 35, Truro


Home 09/28/2018 - VS. Woodward Academy


Away - 10/05/2018 - VS. Pleasantville


Home - 10/12/2018 - VS. Pella Christian


Away - 10/19/2018 - VS. Colfax-Mingo