BEATRICE – In the final year of Husker commit Cameron Jurgens’ career with Beatrice, the Orangemen are looking to take it to the next level, after a tough playoff loss to Gretna a year ago.
Fresh off an 8-3 season that featured one playoff win, the Orangemen enter the Sophomore campaign of Head Coach Kevin Meyer.
Last season also featured a four point loss to Norris to end the regular season, keeping Beatrice from winning a District Title.
They weren’t wasting any precious time to get prepared for 2017. The players hit the field at 12:01 a.m. to open practices.
“It’s nice. I mean, usually it’s nice and hot during the days, but I guess this last week hasn’t been. It’s still nice being able to come out at midnight and practice. It’s something different that no one else does, so it’s fun,” said Senior Caleb Wallman.
The Orangemen will be replacing key players all over the field, including at quarterback, running back, receiver and several on the offensive line.
The seniors will be relied on heavily to lead.
“Just a lot of leadership. Got to step up on offense, defense, whatever I can do and try to fit in new roles if I can. Just find a way to get on the field. Then, motivate the younger kids so they can step in on the field and play, too,” declared Wallman.
The Orangemen’s season begins at home against Ralston.
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