Looking back at last season when the team dropped its final five games and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009, Peters Township went into its 2015 preparations with one goal in mind.
"We talked the whole offseason about how we wanted to be tougher, more aggressive, more intense, and the intensity looks like it's up," coach Rich Piccinini said. "We looked better on the field and we look like we have more enthusiasm and more intensity."
One of the reasons for optimism is the offensive line, as Peters Township started four sophomores up front at one point last season. With another year under their belts, the junior-laden offensive line led by Michael Burket (6-0, 225) and Logan Stahl (6-3, 255) is better prepared for what opposing defenses will throw at it.
"Last year, being so young, I don't think a lot of guys knew what to expect," Piccinini said. "Now, with a year under their belt, things are starting to go a lot more smoothly."