McCook Seniors Anxious for New Season
They've made it to the Class B semi–finals four years in a row.
Now the team who's ranked twice in the top 30 football games to watch this year, has a senior class hungry for one last run.
Coach Jeff Gross who enters his 20th season with the McCook Bisons.
Returns five starters on offense and six on defense.
By day three the team was back in pads putting the big guys up front to work in blocking.
The Bisons return four seniors to the offensive line led by Hunter Hays.
Returning as the defending district champs McCook has high hopes for another title.
"We've been to the semi's four years in a row and we've come up short in every one of those," Gross said. "So our kids just believe that we've got all the pieces to make that run., and how far that run goes depends on our work ethic."
With record high numbers back in the weight room and participating in off-season training, the Bison feel more stronger and on top of their play book coming into 2017.
"Staying healthy, but the pieces are in place now," Gross continued. "It's just a matter of we're out here polishing."
This same exact attitude has trickled down to the players to.
"We definitely have a sour taste in our mouth," Hays said. "We finally want to end that streak of losing the semi's and finally make it to Lincoln."
"So we're definitely making sure that everyone knows what they do on every play and repetitions," Hays continued.