Countdown to Kickoff (Hannan): Wildcats seek improvement in year two under Scott
:his will be season number two of the Brian Scott era for Hannan football. And what a difference a year makes.
"Season one was a foundation year," said Scott "I came on board for the first time, the kids got to see what I expected out of an athletic program. And it has really begun to pay off. We've had record numbers in the weight room throughout the offseason. The guys have been working hard. And we're looking forward to seeing that hard work pay off."
Despite the 0-8 season a year ago, there were plenty of bright spots Scott feels will carry over to 2016.
"It was tough only playing eight, not have any wins," said Scott "But something we saw we moved the football a whole lot better than we had in the past. We found ourselves in the red zone a lot more often. And did it largely with freshmen and sophomores. We are still largely sophomores and freshmen, there's a lot of building to experience."
Logan Nibert, a junior, returns at quarterback with eight games under his belt as the offensive leader.
"It's helped out tremendously about my comfort in the pocket and being able to make smart decisions," said Nibert.
Martin: While the school's program has never experienced the playoffs and best record is 5-5, the fight continues for those involved to make Hannan relevent in the sport of football.
"Hannan, that's one thing we may not be up there with other schools like Point or whatever but we have heart," said Riley Griffith. "Heart measures up to be something that trophies can't hold. Heart is something you either have or you don't. You can't earn heart or build heart. Just have it or you don't."
"This is a really special place," said Scott "The boys here are great to work with. They have heart, they work hard. Having the opportunity to work with these Hannan Wildcats has been amazing."
The Wildcats open on the road August 26 at Montalm.