OMAHA (KMTV) — Omaha Skutt Catholic is coming off back to back state titles and although the Skyhawks have to replace many key players, the expectation of a deep postseason run remains.
"Obviously, we had a lot of great examples in the years ahead of us," said Skutt senior linebacker Nolan Connor. "So we're just trying to continue that and keep the legacy going, keep doing our best."
Skutt will need to fill the void left by all-state quarterback and defensive back Tyson Gordon.
"Some of these guys haven't played a whole lot in terms of starters' minutes," said Skutt head coach Matt Turman. "But they have played a lot on Friday nights in the last couple years. I think they're pretty hungry to show what they can do."
"There's been a lot of anticipation for this season with all of our success the last two years," said Skyhawks senior Barret Liebentritt. "We're hoping to keep it up next year and hopefully have a gold medal around our neck at the end of the season."
Skutt starts the season at Omaha Roncalli on August 28.