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Football: New equipment, renewed optimism at River Ridge

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Aug. 16, 2012 at 10:07 am with No Comments »
August 16, 2012 10:07 am

This report was filed by The Olympian’s Meg Wochnick from River Ridge fall camp Wednesday:

Rayne Lemaster and Theo Cobbs have reason for excitement.

The two senior linemen – like the rest of their Hawks teammates – feel this will be a special year.

There’s a new varsity locker room at River Ridge, in which head coach Steve Schultz said it “looks like a varsity locker room” and new uniforms and helmets. And the players want to make a big statement on the field in 2012, too.

“We’re going to surprise a lot of people,” Lemaster said. “A lot of people think we’re going to be the same River Ridge Hawks, but we’re not. We’re a lot more focused and motivated. We’re going to have a great season.”

“We feel really good about the season,” Cobbs added. “This year is our last year on the field, and hopefully, we can make it to state.”

The Hawks were one of a few area teams to hold two practices. It was senior Adam Hubbard’s first time back on the field since his sophomore season. He sat out last year because a concussion.

“I’m hyped,” Hubbard said. “I’m ready to hit someone.”

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