The Flinthills football program is in search of it's first win since September of 2014. First-year head coach Daniel Scribner will look to help the Mustangs get that win, and many more. Scribner led the Bluestem baseball team to the school's first ever state championship in the spring, before making the move to Flinthills. Scribner has experience in football as he played college football at Sterling College and was an assistant coach at Augusta in the mid-2000's while the Orioles made some runs in the playoffs.
The Mustangs have only three seniors on the roster this season and will be a fairly young team as eight of the 18 players are sophomores.
"We have some kids returning. However, we have quite a few additional kids. With that, we've had some pretty good competition in practice as far as trying to claim a spot. We have some kids who are rising to the top." said Scribner.
"When you finally put on pads you kinda see who is more comfortable and confident in that situation. I like what we have. We have some upperclassman that went out this year that did not go out last year, or suffered injury last year. We had a great summer in the weight room, so physically we're going to be able to compete much better than they did last year."
Scribner is trying to create a culture at Flinthills where his players constantly give their best effort. "Our motto for this season is 'Every Play'. This has been our focus in trying to never take a play off or going half speed."
Flinthills open the season at home against West Elk on Friday, Sep 1 at 7 pm.