2016 Davis Wolves football preview
Expectations are high, as always, for the Davis Wolves.
"We expect to be in the conversation," Davis head coach Jody Weber said. "It's a long time until December and we understand we can only control what's going on right now. We would be remissed to say we're not thinking about being the 2A state champs, hopefully we can at least make a run."
"Just like everyone else,going to win another state championship, but like Coach Weber said we can only worry about today and practice hard to get there," Senior Jordan Thomas said.
The Wolves went back-to-back as state champs in 2013 and 2014, but a one point loss to eventual champ Adair in the quarterfinals last season denied Davis of a three-peat.
"It sucks. We practiced hard to make it to the state championship and then we lose like that," Thomas said. "We're going to be alright. We are using that as motivation for this year to make it back to the state championship."
"We don't like it," Weber said. "We don't like to lose playoff games, nobody does. There is only one team out of 64 that can be happy, we just assumed it would be us."
Davis is putting a lot of confidence in their senior leaders, who have fully accepted the role.
"Pressure is something you put on yourself," Senior Maverick McCaskill said. "Some may think otherwise, but personally I don't feel any pressure. You go out there and play the best you can, that's all you can really do."
"They know what it takes, some of them have been there," Weber said. "All of them have been there in some aspect, but some know what it takes to be a championship team. The physical part, we will handle that when time comes. The other parts are invaluable and i think they know that."
Davis opens its season September 2 at home against Lone Grove.