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Tell City Football Firing On All Cylinders Despite Playing In Pandemic

The Marksmen are dialed in, as the football program is off to a perfect 4 - 0 start.

Posted: Sep 16, 2020 6:05 PM

This summer, Mac Webb became the new head coach at Tell City, and due to Covid-19, the Marksmen had to do some learning on the fly.

"It was hard because we obviously lost a month with Coronavirus but we've just got to keep pushing forward and we just kept working," said Tell City Senior Bren Miller.

"He's making good plays and making good decisions," said Tell City Senior Tyler Rockwell. "He's helping us out a lot and he's going to carry us all the way to a championship."

"I didn't really have their roster from their call out meeting in the spring, so the biggest challenge was organizationally making sure everything was pinned up and ready to go," said Tell City Head Football Coach Mac Webb. "After that, it's been a challenge just like it has been for everybody else."

Tell City is 4-0 for the first time in 27 years, and a big reason why is their defense. Through week 3, they were the only team in Indiana that had not allowed any points.

"We didn't get to high headed about it," said Rockwell. "Giving up 0 points, yeah it's good, but we didn't get high headed about it we just wanted to keep pushing making sure our defense is getting better and obviously we are going to give up some points over the season but, that's not going to affect anything. It's not going to get us down or anything we're just going to keep playing.

"It's good for our community," said Webb. "I hear stories from our alumni all the time about how excited they are for Tell City football so it's just a good thing to get everybody back in for this tradition rich program. I mean through the 80's and 90's so it's really nice to have all the alumni and community back on board and supporting us."

That 1992 squad was the last in program history to win a sectional crown and this year's group believes 2020 is the season to end that drought.

"We've got a lot of experience and we've just put in a lot of hard work since obviously we didn't have as much time with coronavirus but with the time we were given we've worked as hard as we could and we just feel like we have the talent," said Miller.

"It would mean a lot to win a sectional and to get that far, we've put in a lot of work and I think we would deserve it," said Rockwell.

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