Both the Munroe and Saint John Paul the second football teams are in a rebuilding phase with new coaches and several talented players. This Friday night, they'll be tested against each other.
These are two teams with a lot of similarities, as both Munroe and Saint John Paul II boast around thirty kids on their rosters. For the Bobcat's Alex Lehkey, he is proud of the way his team has bonded together. With just four seniors, they are young. It's the same story for the Panthers. First year head coach Ed Hill has a lot of new faces, including some with little football experience.
This Friday, these teams both excited for what's to come, but first on the agenda? Battling against each other.
"I mean, the records really don't mean anything," said Lehky of the Panthers. "Watching the film for these guys, they are loaded outside. They have skill players everywhere they can go."
"We kind of throw the records out the window and the wins and losses out of the window," agreed Hill. "We start looking at character and what kids are here to help us get to where we need to be."
Friday night's match-up kicks at 7:30 at Corry Field in Quincy.