High School Football Underway in Wisconsin

By KBJR News 1

August 3, 2011 Updated Aug 3, 2011 at 7:18 PM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- After a disappointing 2010 season, the Superior Spartans hit the field Wednesday with hopes for a better 2011.

More than 90 Spartans, grades 10-12, hit the field for the opening day of high school football in Wisconsin. Freshman players will be the joining the team a bit later.

The players got their new playbooks, were issued gear, and then hit the field to get to work for the upcoming season.

Last season's struggles were not what the Spartans and head coach Bob DeMeyer wanted, but they are happy to be back playing football.

"We've got a good core of kids who have put the time in in the offseason to prepare themselves," DeMeyer said. "We've got a lot of multi-sport athletes who have put the time in to prepare themselves, and we've even got the all-year hockey players and basketball players taking a break to come play football. There's a lot of eager kids ready to get started."

Even with the disappointing 2010 season, DeMeyer said he and his team learned a lot from the team's struggles.

"There's a lot to take away from last season, number one being that we finished with the kids we started with," DeMeyer said. "They stuck through a very difficult season. There were a lot of things to learn from, and our kids did. We've got some good leadership, and our kids are ready to go and turn things around as far as records go."

Posted by Zach Schneider