A look into the football season


Ryan Reece

Girls in the student section cheer on the varsity football team.

Ryan Reece, North Staff Photographer

The playoffs, are what every team strives for during their season and trains for in the off season. After coming up short of the playoffs last season, the North football team is ready to give it another try. An essential part to the beginning of the season is Summer Pride. In an external company to help coordinate and run their summer boot camp. The summer program also helped introduce the multiple new coaches to the player and existing coaches.

“They are the real deal,” said Luke Eisel about Summer Pride. He goes on to say that it is always a great time for the team to come together as a family.

Senior Tyler Merkley, a defensive back (otherwise known as Spur) shared his experience with Summer Pride.

“We worked extremely hard and came together really well this year,” Merkley said.

Coming into the season players and coaches have the same goals, and one is definitely to make the playoffs. Coach Baron Potter gave us a deeper look into his goals.

“Number one goal is to improve every day and be better than we were last year,” Potter said.

The bond players and coaches is essential.

“The advice he gives to me really sticks,” said Merkley, recalling that all the ENHS coaches have had a major impact on his life.

“The coaches have put pep in my step on and off the football field,” Eisel said. Players aren’t the only ones with role models.

“My college coach, Ronnie H. showed me how to approach coaching relationship; not just the Xs and Os of it,” said Potter.

The new, promising season begins when the team runs out under the lights this Friday Sept 1, against Edmond Santa Fe.