WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – After finishing last year with a 7-5 record, that included a run to the sectional final, the Indians are looking to take the next step as a program this year.
“We want to win championships. We’re past the point of trying to get the winning season and build the program up. We’re to the point where we’re ready to win conference and sectionals. We were close last year in the sectional final. The guys had a bad taste from coming that close and not getting it done,” said coach Justin Gardiner.
They will start inexperienced sophomore quarterback Blake Bennington under center. But with a senior laden offensive line, Gardiner believes his Indians can bring home some hardware this fall.
“The offensive line can really set the tempo in a game. And I think if the offensive line is doing good, the backfield is doing good. When they click together, it can do a lot of damage to the defense,” said senior center Anthony Fitz.
Bennington is ready for the opportunity at QB and is spending a lot of time in between plays asking the seniors for help.
“It’s nice because they have a lot of experience. Most of our offensive line are seniors, so I can look up to them and ask them any questions. They know the system,” said Bennington.