By: Robert Bailey
Lancer staff Writer
Although, some people may have seen the scoreboard or the start of the season record and wrote it off as a rough start, Coach Senters sees this as a positive. “We’ve had three really tough matchups and played three really good teams so I believe that we are headed in the right direction.” says Senters.
Senters assessment was proven correct because they won their most recent game against Hazel Park 28-26.
The team is encouraged as well. “I hope we can keep it rolling and make it to the playoffs” says senior fullback TaVeon “Big Tay” Bell. The team can still secure a playoff spot if they win all five of their remaining games.
South Lake Quarterback (‘21) Kawon Robertson Jr. spoke about his expectations for the rest of the season. “We can turn it around if we come together as a team, I’m not worried. We had three tough games, couldn’t get stuff going on offense and I have to do better at moving the ball and getting team chemistry. Defense will take care of themselves. No reason why we can’t win out.”
Senters went on to talk about his team and the growth that he has seen since the offseason. “Our biggest strength is our ability to overcome adversity, but our biggest weakness is our inability to block out all the outside noise.” “Since the offseason, I have seen a huge improvement in our football I.Q and just general knowledge of the game.”
But Senters goals go beyond just football. “We have been working a lot of team building, teaching them how to be good teammates, doing the little things for each other. Not only are we building a strong football team, but I want to build a team of men and leaders in our community.”