Benton Central to field young team in 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Benton Central Bison are are coming off a one win season in 2013.

That lone win came at Seeger in week two. Benton Central finished the season on an eight game losing streak, and like any team that endured a tough season the year before, the Bison are excited to get back on the field and turn things around.

The major obstacle for the Bison in 2014 is overcoming a young roster, which is always a difficult task in the Hoosier Conference. Coach Doug Nelson says he expects it to be a growing year for his Bison.

“This year we’re loaded with freshman and sophomores,” Nelson said. “And just maturing along the way. I know there’s going to be some growing pains. We have a good group of kids this year that are willing to work and put the time in. They’re excited about playing football.”

“It was a tough season last year,” junior wide receiver Skylar Tucker said. “It makes want to get back on the field and get at it. Get to practicing with the guys, making sure we get everything down.”

“This year we’re a young team,” junior running back K.J. Munson said. “We have a lot of freshmen. But I think as we go along we could become more solid as a team, and we’ll produce this year.”

“For game one, I’m really pumped,” senior offensive/defensive lineman Gavin Wolf said. “My senior year, it’s going to be my last first game coming in. So, it’s pretty exciting.”

The Bison are in action for a scrimmage Friday at Frontier at 7 p.m.

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