First Impression: Senior leadership key for KnightsAugust 17th, 2012 by Annette Griffus
When I talked to Bremerton football coach Nate Gillam on just the second day of practice Friday, I asked him what he thought the strength of his football club was this year.
Gillam said it was the 20 or so seniors that will make the Knights a contender in the Olympic League.
The core group of seniors that have been with Gillam and his staff for four years have been chomping at the bit for their turn to lead.
About 25-30 players committed to an off-season summer workout program. Those are quality numbers for teenagers who could have easily spent their time working or hanging out with their friends.
Mikey Lawrence, Matt Noll, Andrew Shadle and Daniel Whitlock were among the more than two dozen players that have been in the weight room getting ready for the season.
Lawrence said he was particularly excited to be a Class 2A school and having a better shot at making the playoffs. As a 3A program, the Knights battled with 3A schools from the Seamount and South Puget Sound Leagues to make the playoffs.