Coach says team has experience, LCC sets out to remain undefeated
LAUREL, Neb. -- The Bears of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge are riding high this season.
“I’ve got a very experienced football team,” said Head Coach Alan Gottula.
LCC has won seven straight games to start the season and doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Besides playing in a close game against Wisner-Pilger, the Bears have dominated their opponents.
Gottula gives all the credit to his players for the unbelievable start they’ve had.
“I’ve brought back five starters on both sides of the ball. That really helps,” said Gottula. “What even makes that more of a factor is some of these kids have started for two years. This is their third year as a starter”
Gottula didn’t shy away when asked him to describe his team.
“We’re very physical. We’re very physical on both sides of the ball,” he said. “We’re not afraid to go out and get after somebody.”
Both sides of the ball have been strong all season up to this point.
Gottula was asked what’s been driving this prolific offensive attack. He pointed out that the offense constantly gives different looks with, overall, well execution.
“We do a lot of different things,” he said. “Our offense is multi-dimensional. A lot of formations. We do the same thing a lot of different ways and I think that puts our kids in a position.”
The unsung leader for the offense, quarterback, Dylan Taylor has put up big numbers this season.
He has over 1,000 yard passing and over 500 rushing yards. He said the success he’s had is all about his teammates.
“It shows a lot about our line and then the receivers and the backs,” said Taylor. “They can do whatever.”
The defense isn't a slouch either, giving up 15 points per game through seven weeks.
They have a wrecking ball linebacker by the name of Sutton Ehlers who has recorded 114 total tackles on the season.
Just like his quarterback in Taylor, Ehlers gives all the praise to the boys up front on the defensive line.
“I give all my credit to the defensive line for blowing up the offensive line,” said Ehlers. “They don’t block me as much and go in there and make a tackle for them.”
Going into Friday’s game against Tri-County Northeast, Gottula has one message.
“Do your job,” he said. “That’s our theme. Do your job.”