The Centreville football team is still searching for its first win of the season on the eve of Friday’s trip to Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian. The Bulldogs were shut out 49-0 last week against Niles Brandywine and lost by 17 points to Bridman in the season opener.
The Defenders are coming off a 56-0 loss to Wyoming Godwin Heights and a season-opening loss to Saint Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic (35-12).
The co-op squad includes players from Potter’s House Christian. Centreville coach Aaron Hartong said film study shows that the young group has grown up since losing to the Bulldogs’ 42-6 victory last September en route to an 0-9 campaign.
“They have a couple of very aggressive defensive tackles that pose a challenge to our o-line to stop their penetration,” Hartong explained. “Their QB is a young kid but he can run and throw. Once again we are going against a spread offense and we have made some defensive adjustments to remedy the problems faced last week in coverage.”
All In The Family
In all sports at Centreville, a family feel has taken hold on campus. Support by student-athletes program wide is making a tough football season so far in terms of a lack of wins an enjoyable experience.
“Our team’s identity is growing into something that is to be respected throughout the community,” Hartong said. “Centreville athletics in general has become very close as a family. After such a rough loss last week, we gained a flood of students who were so impressed with the boys and the family atmosphere that they asked if they could be part of the team. The family decided that they would like to open the door to growth and we saw a jump this week of around 13 players for JV/Varsity.”