‘We still have a long ways to go’: Norris High School football fields younger squad

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Norris High School football is coming into the 2022 season with a younger squad.

The seniors are still adapting to fresh faces, but head coach Ty Twarling says the team has progressed a lot since the start of fall camp.

The chemistry is there, but now they need to focus on the fundamentals.

“We still have a long ways to go,” Twarling said. “But the guys are working hard. They’re knowing that they have to have themselves hold them accountable, making sure they’re doing the little things right.”

With a younger team, comes less experience.

“Just because we are kind of a younger team and we need to make sure fundamentally we’re sound,” Twarling said.

The Titans also have a new face starting at quarterback with Jacob Godtel, who spent last year playing backup.

“Yeah I know a lot of us want to prove the people in our school even wrong who don’t believe in us, but we also want to prove for the people that do believe in us, we want to prove them right,” he said.

More responsibility comes with the new position, but Godtel said the pressure isn’t getting to him and he just wants to help the Titans win.

“I’ve always had pressure on me my entire life, so I’ve kind of adapted to it and I don’t try to show when I’m like scared or anything,” he said.  “I try to keep it under my skin, make nobody see it so I can stay calm and keep those calm as well.”

The Titans will open their season against Seward on Aug. 26.

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