POSEN, Mich. — The Posen Vikings open their season at home against Central Lake this Friday- and this year, the team has a great mixture of both youth and experience.
Coach Greg Pietsch’s team is looking to rebound after going 2-6 last season, and they’ll get their first shot in front of Vikings’ fans. COVID restrictions impacted not only when and how they played in 2020, but who could see them play. This year, they’re excited to get back in front of the Posen faithful.
“It’s fun, you can always hear the crowd cheering,” said Ethan Soik. “It gets you hyped.”
“It feels great,” said Joey Konieczny. “To get back out in front of people you know, and family. When they come watch it’s fun.”
Coach Greg Pietsch is also excited, and says they’re humbled at the opportunity. Right now, the Vikings only have two returning seniors on their roster. But, they do have a lot of young guys with experience and a great group of hard workers.
“There’s a lot of youth, but a lot of youth that has experience,” Coach Pietsch said. “It’s really interesting, the dynamics of the team. There’s a lot of freshman and sophomores that have a lot of experience, and a great group of juniors and seniors that are working hard every day. It’s fun to be around.”
The Vikings are excited to hit someone not wearing red and white, but Coach Pietsch says his goals for the team this season are about more than just football.
“Our expectations are to get after it week to week and improve every day,” Pietsch said. “Just have fun and be honorable young men in the classroom.”