BUHL – The Buhl High School football team is looking be competitive throughout the season and practicing at a quick pace.
This year, head coach Rick Wells has a young team in respect to experience.
“Depth is our biggest challenge,” said Wells “Not necessarily because of just numbers, but also some of our depth lacks significant football experience.”
He said they will be learning as they go and working on key positions to strengthen their team.
Wells says coaches and players alike are expected to be positive, show leadership, bring energy, be committed and compete in everything they do.
“I’m looking forward to just having a good season with my friends and learning all of the new stuff our coach has brought in,” running back Tegon Tonge said “It’s a lot different than last year, but it’s good to have a change in the program.”
Senior Brady Wonenberg is a player to watch out for this season, says Wells, along with Tonge and senior Jc Juker. Wells said Wonenberg will be a strong defender for the team.
“I want to bring leadership and positivity to my team,” Wonenberg said.
He also added that this year’s team will be a lot different and he hopes it will be a successful year.
Juker will also be an impact player this season as wide receiver because he has good route discipline.
“Our hard work and dedication is going to put us ahead,” Juker said.
Players agree that this year is going to be different from previous years, which can be attributed to Wells being coach and incorporating more fun into the football culture.
Wells is also looking for a volunteer football coach to help love the kids and enjoy coaching. Experience is not needed but a plus.