On August 30th, half of the football teams playing opening weekend will start their seasons 0-1… but Noel Dean has never lost game one in his 19 years of coaching the Lowell Red Arrows.
With Dean as varsity coach, the Red Arrows’ football record has never even dropped under 500.
Dean says that this year’s team is young but they understand the culture, mindset, and tradition that go along with being part of Lowell’s football program.
“We have hard-working kids that it matters to, and are very prideful about who they play for and the town they play for and hopefully some of that plays into our ability to play good football on Friday night.”
Lowell’s first Friday night game is August 29th against Saint Catherine’s Canadian Prep Academy but they won’t delve into the competition in the O-K White until later in the season.
“The teams in our conference are outstanding. It’s a great challenge… it has been for the past two years and apparently it’s going to be that way for the next two years and hopefully we can survive.”
The Red Arrows won their last state championship in 2009 but have been contenders every year.
Dean hopes that tradition will continue.