"We’re a run first football team and if we don’t have the guys up front knowing what they’re doing then we can’t accomplish what we want to to accomplish and we’ve been very fortunate the past couple years to have some guys up front that know what they’re doing and they get the job done,” Witches head coach Nick Arthers said.
One of those guys is senior offensive lineman Tyler Bean. He along with the rest of the offensive line have helped pave the way for running back Bryant Kiley’s explosive start to the season.
“In the past the offensive line usually gets overlooked and stuff like that. But, I think it is a big role you know having guys in our backfield running hard just kinda motivates us to work harder,” Bean said.
Traditionally, the Witches have been dominant at the line of scrimmage. Last year, running back Trey Wood rushed just over 2,000 yards and scored an incredible 27 touchdowns. The team will need much of the same from Kiley and the offensive line this year if they hope to have success in what is once again shaping up to be a tough Class B North.
"It seems like week in and week out you never know who’s going to come out on top and it just comes down to which team is going to prepare the best," Arthers said.