Healthy Cougars hope to hit the ground running

GREENFIELD – A football group that lost only three games during its middle school and freshmen team seasons has arrived in full force on the Greenfield-Central varsity roster.

A handful of the current sophomores will get a chance to contribute immediately to a program coming off two straight losing seasons.

“That freshman group (last year) was one that was a pretty good football class, and there’s going to be some of those guys thrown in the fire right away,” said G-C coach Roger Dodson, whose team will open 2014 on Friday at home against Indianapolis Shortridge. “They’re going to make some mistakes. They’re now sophomores playing with seniors instead of freshmen playing with freshmen, so there’s an adjustment there to be made there.”

The Cougars’ varsity unit is 52 players deep, with nearly half (25) comprised of those sophomores, who lost two games as seventh graders, ran the table in eighth grade and went perfect last year, as well, save for a loss to Yorktown’s C Team, which included players other than freshmen.

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