As the Townsend Bulldogs prepare for the upcoming football season, the glaring absence of Jace Lewis lingers on the practice field. Jaden Gravely takes over at quarterback, most have concerns, but head coach Travis Rauh said quarterback is the least of worries.
“He’s kept working at his quarterback skills,” Rauh said, “so I’m very confident he’s going to have a good fall.”
Gravely doesn’t listen to do the doubters. For him, it’s business as usual.
“I’m still doing all the stuff we been doing,” Gravely said. “We’re all going to have to work hard to get to where we want to be.”
Where they want to be is district champions, the benchmark the seniors set in place.
“It’s steps,” said senior defensive end and left tackle Trey Owens. “We have to get the district championship before we can go anywhere else.”
In 2014, Townsend claimed the Class B state title.