Fairfield's Eagles tore through the top teams in their district last year, but now they want to be even better.
Coach John Bachtel's team only broke the 30-point mark four times last season which is why the senior-loaded Eagles are picking up the pace.
Bachtel said since he has so much experience back, his staff has had to do less teaching, allowing him to add a few new wrinkles which should help the maroon and gold put up points.
"They like to go fast. It's us old people that don't like going fast so they're excited about it. And when they're excited they want to do it," Bachtel said. "The more we move and go faster the more they want to do it. The more we move and the more we go faster the more excited they get. So really they take the tempo and they get it moving for themselves."
Plus, players said that change of pace helps them on the other side of the ball, too.
"They're getting us in shape, we're getting them in shape. We're just trying to give them the best look possible. They're giving us the best look possible. And going against an offense with that type of speed, we'll be ready for anything in the season," Jaise Oliver, Fairfield senior defensive back, said.
The Eagles start their 2018 season with a home game against Rusk Aug. 31.
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