By Robert Przybylo
Heritage Hall quarterback Cale Courtney came out of nowhere to surprise people last year as a freshman when quarterback Turner Petersen went down with an elbow injury.
Maybe that was the easy part. Now, with those seniors gone, Courtney is expected to be lead the team as just a sophomore.
The Chargers are also expected to contend for another Class 2A state championship. That’s a lot on the plate for a group of crazy-talented sophomores.
But coach Andy Bogert said he feels it’s starting to come together, starting with Courtney. Bogert said perhaps Courtney was overwhelmed at the first scrimmage at Holland Hall.
Maybe a little nervous, too. The offense sputtered, but that wasn’t the case Thursday vs. OCS.
Courtney allowed the game to slow down and got himself into the flow of things. With Courtney settled down, Bogert said the offense was able to produce the way they’re hoping.
That’s going to be key heading into Thursday’s (insert name here) battle against Casady (I’ll be there). The Cyclones won a dramatic 24-21 game to start the season Friday and played the Chargers tough last year.
Much more on this game throughout the week.