OREGON – The Oregon football team improved by two wins last season and is optimistic that trend can continue towards a potential playoff berth in 2019.
In Nick Schneiderman’s second season as Hawks head coach, he saw his program make strides on the field. With higher numbers coming into the new year, he expects the same recipe that Oregon fans have expected in recent years.
“The kids are looking forward to it. That’s all they know, they know how to play hard and be physical,” Schneiderman says.
That emphasis on running the ball and play hard-nosed defense is trickling down to the newcomers.
“The seniors and juniors, we’re a pretty close group already, now that we have more kids and more numbers, I feel like our team grows more and more, our expectations are rising too. I see practices getting more intense,” says senior lineman Jacob Davis.
“On paper, we’re not that big of a team, and we have depth at every single position. Competition level is a lot higher, and that creates a better atmosphere,” Schneiderman added.
Oregon’s season begins at home on Friday, August 30 against BNC rival Rockford Lutheran.