By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Preston football opens on Friday, Aug. 29, in an away game at Park City, Utah. The next two games are also on the road against Star Valley, Wyo., and Marsh Valley.
Indian third-year head football coach Nick Hyde said he will employ a balanced attack this season against all opponents and use whatever weapons he has to compete this fall.
The Indians’ home opener will be on Sept. 19 against 3A powerhouse Snake River.
“We started two-a-day practices on Aug. 11 and things are starting to jell for us,” said Hyde. “I think we’ll be ready for the season to start and we’re excited to get underway.”
Hyde said he has about 85 players who turned out for football and hopes the numbers stay near that level throughout the year.
“We’ve got a really good group of skilled players that will help us out a lot at the beginning of the season. We lost some size on our offensive and defensive line, compared to last year. But last year we were exceptionally large. We’ll be okay. We have a lot of players returning on defense that have experience. We caused 27 turnovers last year and hope to repeat that this season,” he said.
The coach said players have picked up on offense and defense really well so far.
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