The Crawford Pirates had an impressive season last year finding themselves in the regional playoffs.
Pirates Head Coach Delbert Kelm said the tricky thing about tradition is it's tough to build but is even harder to maintain.
But, despite Crawford's history of playoff runs weighing on the 2018 team, he believes his guys are up for the challenge.
It starts with a classic QB competition and building up the offensive line.
"The foundation of the program's been here a long time, and I think that's a big, big plus for us. They watch it from the time they're little, you know, have a high desire to be a Crawford Pirate someday, and when they get that chance, they wanna make sure they make the most of it," Pirates Head Coach Delbert Kelm said.
"A lot of people don't think we'll do as good as we did last year, but we'll shock some people," Clay Walters, a Pirates senior offensive and defensive lineman, said. "Crawford Pirates do what they need to do, work hard and get the job done."
Coach Kelm added that with a tough schedule ahead, they have their work cut out for them. But said if you're gonna be good, you gotta play against good people.
So, it's full steam ahead preparing for game one at Bremond.
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