Hudson, Rice Lake (WQOW) --
Before 2012, the Raiders had just two playoff wins in program history. But last year's squad picked up three postseason victories, finishing just one game short of a trip to Camp Randall. Hudson graduated a number of talented seniors, but coach Adam Kowles says the new crop of players are ready to step up.
"There's a very strong core of guys. You know, we could have elected 16 captains with the type of quality kids that we've got. So that's fun to coach, makes it easy to coach, it's a privilege to coach when you've got kids like that. It makes it a lot of fun. We're just looking forward to getting going on this. We're tired of hitting each other. We're ready for that other-colored jersey," says Hill.
Even with talent and experience returning, players say they still need to produce.
"This team, it's a big team effort and everyone's got to do their job. We've been doing really well, going hard every practice," says Magee.
"Expectations are high, we have a lot of guys coming back," adds Roberts. "We're focused on game one, week one, that's what we're driving for right now. We're just putting our hearts into what's in front of us.."
The Warriors' first game is Friday on the road at Medford.
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