The Thunderbirds have made a comeback this season.
The boys dominated Cunningham Sept. 14 with a score of 62-36.
The last game won by the T-Birds was on Oct 14, 2011. The boys played against South Central and ended the night with a score of 59-14.
The head coach is quite proud of his group of warriors.
“They have worked very hard compared to last year’s disappointing season,” head coach John Novotny said. “Last year’s guys have stepped up in leadership and that will be successful down the road.”
He hopes that the football team will continue to improve as a more complete team. Not to rely on one or two players, but to be successful no matter who’s in the field.
“The goal, at the moment, is to get better each day,” assistant coach Andrew Nation said.
Novotny and Nation like to see a new team every year work together and progress as the season continues.
The coaches aren’t the only ones who have faith in the team.
“We’ve learned a lot from last year. We’ve gotten bigger and tougher,” senior captain Brandon Abbott said. “The goal is to win all district games.”
Senior captain Cole Patterson has 158 rushing yards after three games. The other captains of the team are juniors Landon Lee, Dustin Weber and Daniel Hacker.
Otis-Bison has lost all three games this season and played against St. John, Central Plains and Hoxie. Tonight, the boys have an away game against Otis-Bison at 7 p.m.