(Perryville) The St. Vincent Indians football team had a strong regular season last year. They finished 7-2 and were eliminated from playoff contention in the first round. A good regular season is great, but two losses to end the year is still fresh on the mind of Indians head coach Tim Schumer.
The Indians started to wash the end of last season away through a strong offseason in the weight room. Coach Schumer cited the consistency of their younger players, especially those who are expected to fill the shoes of the ten seniors that graduated last year.
The captains this year are senior quarterback Christian Schaaf and senior linebacker Drake Robinson. Both players will lead their respective units based on the example set by their predecessors.
Tight end Jacob Schremp is the third captain. He’s likely to see an increased share of the targets in the receiving game.
St. Vincent runs a high-powered air raid offense. With Schaaf entering his third year as the starter, the offense will have to run through him. The talent around him will play a similar brand of football to that of past St. Vincent teams: fast and athletic.
On the defensive side of the ball, Robinson wants his unit to pack a punch.
The Indians hope their talent is enough to help them make a deep postseason run this season, but Coach Schumer wants to avoid looking too far ahead.
St. Vincent opens it’s season at Thayer on August 25.