By Dan Bechtold, Editor
Winner High School football team set several records during its undefeated season.
“We thought we would be competitive but I did not image the year we had. I would have never guessed we would be that dominate,” said the coach.
It started in the opening game of the season when the Warriors scored on the first play and went on to shutout Mobridge/Pollock 50-0. This was the first of eight shutouts that Winner would record this year. “Playing up to our abilities was impressive week after week,” said Aaker. “We just played at the level we expected every time. We never took a step backwards. We got better and more confident as we went along.”
“That hunger got more and more as the year went on,” said Aaker. “You know kids hear things and they hear people talk that their schedule was not too tough. I think that added to their determination,” noted the coach. Aaker explained the team’s core group played tremendous. “It was a very talented group and I was glad to see that our underclassmen got a lot of playing time. That will only help add depth next season.”
“One thing I like about this team was that they helped their teammates out and made the younger players better.”
It was a year that went by quickly for the coach but what a fun ride it has been.