‘Working our tail off’: Lincoln Southwest football ready to turn things around

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln Southwest football has a lot to prove this season after snapping its 5-year Class A playoff streak last season.

But, head coach Andrew Sherman is confident that this group can turn things around.

The Silverhawks return with a strong starting quarterback in Collin Fritton, but they have also had to rebuild their offensive line after graduating all five of their offensive line starters.

The team is spending time trying a multitude of different combinations to find out what works.

On the other side of the field, Sherman says he is very happy with his defensive unit.

“Our D-line gets tackles for loss and sacks and they’re just awesome at defeating blocks,” Sherman said. “It’s fun and it’s also frustrating because all week we’ve gone against our defense and even when all our one offensive guys are going against our two or three defense we sometimes struggle because they’re so unpredictable and they’re tough to block.”

Overall, the team will return in 2022 with 23 letter winners along with a solid group of senior leaders.

Seniors Cole Luedtke and Brogan Ling say they’ve put in the work to change the little things that kept them from winning close games last season.

“There’s a lot of chemistry and a lot of teamwork, everyone’s working together well,” Luedtke said.  “Last season there was divides between position groups so this season I think it’s more of a team-first mentality.”

“All of us have been working our tail off,” Ling said.  “There hasn’t been a lot of messing around, no nothing. We’re just getting our stuff done and we’re ready to get out there.”

The Silverhawks will open up their season against Lincoln High on Aug. 26.

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