To say last year was rough for the Centerville Miners football team would be an understatement. They didn't win a game all season, and the closest margin was a 44 point loss to Belt. But being overlooked is something the Miners don't mind.
The team practiced Tuesday and focused on being a smart, technically sound football team moving forward. Coach Brian Davison said a lot of last year's woes came as a result of not playing hard for an entire game. The team now has a different attitude, and with the help of some much needed depth, this year's Miners could sneak up on some teams if their opponents choose to overlook them.
"We're really working as a team, and I think we're really going to show people this year,"said senior Keaton Konesky.
That's the competitive attitude Davison hoped would resonate with his players. But he doesn't think the Miners will sneak up on others necessarily.
"We've gone to a few camps this summer, and a few teams have seen us so it won't be a huge surprise to some teams if we come out and be competitive," he said.
Centerville opens its season Saturday against defending Class C state champion Chinook at 7 pm.