Crete High School football: ‘Playing hard through the whistle’

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Crete High School football team is determined to make a change with effort after finishing last season with a 2-7 record.

“I want my kids to play with a bunch of energy and a bunch of effort and that way, every Friday night, there’s no matter what the scoreboard says, we can walk off that field knowing that we gave everything we had,” head coach Mark Newmyer said.

The Cardinals will come into the 2022 season with a younger squad, but Newmyer says they have shown a lot of effort and drive.

Brand new starting quarterback Tadd Tebrink echoed a lot of his coach’s words.

He said he doesn’t care if the team makes the playoffs, but he does care if they leave everything they have out on the field each Friday.

“Might not win them all and you know, that’s okay,” Tebrink said.  “But as long as we’re competing and playing hard through the whistle and that’s all that really matters.”

Right guard Jacob Harrington added that he thinks execution comes with communication.

“It’s a big deal,” he said.  “If we can’t do it, we’re not going to execute when we get her done.”

The Cardinals will open up their season against Mount Michael Benedictine on Aug. 26.

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