COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Hickman football team started sixteen sophomores last season and as the team works through summer workouts, head coach Cedric Alvis says they are working as a more cohesive unit.
"It's just a close group, a more cohesive unit. The accountability is up and there's a lot more commitment so hopefully that can help us win more football games," Alvis said.
The summer practices are also a time that the Kewpies are working on who will be the starting quarter back and who will replace star running back Deon Weston.
"An 1,100 yard rusher is really tough to replace with one person. Luckily for us offensively, we got some young kids that are really athletic and have some potential," Alvis said. "I don't know if any of them will be able to do what Deon did but hopefully the ball can get spread out to all of them and they can have an impact for us."
Hickman's season is set to kickoff on August 26 at home against North Kansas City.