OR Football prepares for fall season
Down, set, hike!
Football is almost back at ORR High School which means the Bulldogs are back on the practice field and gearing up for the fall season.
The team saw quite a few of its starters graduate after last year, but Football Coach Bryce Guilbeault said that he expects this year’s juniors and seniors to step up to fill those positions on-field and off.
“We’re very happy with the leadership role from the captains [so far],” said Guilbeault at the team’s first padded practice on Thursday, Aug. 26. “Right now, we’re just trying to figure it out, see what guys can do, and take it from there.”
Guilbeault said that although he has not decided on starters for every position yet, he is pleased with the team’s overall chemistry.
“I’m really impressed with the team so far,” said Senior and Team Captain Zach Proffit who plays fullback and inside linebacker. “I’m excited for how [this season] is going to go.”
Proffit said that this year’s schedule will be a tough one, though. So success will hinge on how much the team can push themselves and stay dedicated to the game.
“It’s going to depend on how much we work for it,” said Stephen Old, one of the team’s other senior captains who plays wide receiver and safety. “All we can do is keep working.”
The ORR Football Team will play its first game on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Holliston. The team’s first home game will be against Dartmouth on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m.