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Countdown to Kickoff: Bosse

The Bulldogs are ready to return to the gridiron, and will be doing so under new leadership.

Posted: Aug 13, 2020 5:21 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2020 6:57 PM

Our Countdown to Kickoff coverage presented by Gary’s Body Shop continues with the Bosse Bulldogs.

Last season is one that the Bosse football team would like to forget. The Bulldogs posted a 2-8 mark but now they are ready to turn the page in 2020.

"Potential, definitely a lot of potential on the field," said new Head Coach Damarcus Ganaway. "In previous years before, just knowing that there was a winning mindset in this building throughout the basketball program and the culture that they built over there and just believing with some of the same mindset brought to this side that we could achieve some of the same things."

"We have to be more disciplined and motivated to win," said Bosse Junior Breylin Behme. "We have to stay with it in the second half as we do in the first and push ourselves all the way to the end."

The team believes there is a reason for hope. This past off-season, the school hired a local face to take over the head coaching position, former KWC Panther, Demarcus Ganaway.

"I was really excited," said Behme. "I know that Coach Ganaway comes from a winning program being that he was at Ben Davis and he played in the NFL for a little bit, so I know he knows how to win and I know he'll push us."

"He comes from Indianapolis, Ben Davis, thats a successful program," said Bosse Junior Joseph McElroy. "Seeing that they're winners over there and he knows how to win games."

Bosse is ready to put its foot on the pedal offensively as the Bulldogs return 5 players with starting experience from last years unit.

"It's big when it comes to just experience, but at the same time, everything is new for them," said Ganaway. "Our structure, our culture, the things that we preach and the way we do things it's all new for them. So it's been slow to start but we're taking baby steps and with everything going on, we're just focusing on being safe and accountable."

"I have a connection with those guys and I know that they'll lead this team and I'm trying to make a connection with the young guys that are coming up to play varsity," said Behme. "If we do that and we click, we'll be good."

Those starters, they're good," said McElroy. "They know how to play and they're also leaders so, they'll play the role, they'll teach others how to play."

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It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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