Hennessey goes from hunter to hunted
Hennessey is no longer the ‘little team that could.’ No sir. Under coach Shannon Watford, the Eagles haven’t had to take a backseat to anybody in terms of how successful the program has been.
That’s the good news. But what comes with that now is expectations. And this year it’s not just expectations, it’s a big ol’ target pointed squarely on Hennessey’s back.
The Eagles who made most of us media gurus look stupid last year in the semifinals (vs. Millwood) and championship (vs. Davis) are now going to find out that it’s one thing to win a championship, and it’s completely another to try to defend the crown.
“We realize we aren’t going to be under the radar anymore,” Watford said. “But this is the position you want to put yourself in.”
And don’t feel sorry for the Eagles. Winning the title has interest at an all-time high. Watford said he has gone from 38 lockers to 58 lockers this spring. But replacing Derrick Luetjen will be no easy feat.
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