After falling in the state semifinals a year ago to Skutt Catholic, Gretna is hungry to not only get back to the postseason, but to make it to the school's first-ever state championship game.
"We want to get to that state championship more than ever this year," said Joey Johnson, Gretna senior linebacker/tight end. "We're coming out here every day trying to grind for it."
Gretna posted a 9-3 record last season and returns 15 starters from last year's team. The Dragons kick off the 2017 season against Norris on Friday, August 25th.