Central High School football enters new season with fresh eyes
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – High school football is just around the corner, and teams have already hit the weight rooms and fields, including the Central Bears.
The historically dominant football program had a tough time, finishing with a 2-8 record last season, but as head coach Andy Zirkelbach said – the programs have their ups and downs, and although there are only a handful of seniors, he says the whole list arrived this summer with a desire to lead.
Zirkelbach enters his second season at the helm with fresh eyes and a whole new roster.
“It’s pedaling towards the medal this year,” said Zirkelbach. “Last year we learned a lot, got to know people and felt there. This year we have a more defined approach, because we know who the children are, as far as older children are concerned and what their abilities are. . It was exciting to watch our older children evolve and develop and the younger ones follow suit.
Senior center receiver Luke Pokorney said he is focused on the new season ahead and leaving last season behind.
“First of all, you have to wipe last year”, Pokorney. “I have to come with a bigger and better mentality. You just have to think that you are the best team, you are the best player, no one is better than you, as soon as you step onto this pitch you don’t stop until the whistle. I think that’s what we are capable of doing.
Second-year center quarterback Zaylen Price says he’s proud to be part of the team.
“We’ve been going 7v7 just trying to get better with scrums and stuff, see what we work with, see what we can do this season,” Price said. “Just proud to be here.”
The Bears kick off their program Aug. 19 with Mater Dei on their home turf.
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