The Guthrie Center football team looks to improve on a 2-7 record from last year. Some changes to the coaching staff have taken place and head coach Bob Bolton has seen good results in the preseason practices so far. “Our kids have really got a good attitude this year,” Bolton reports. “I think that is because of the new assistant coach I have brought in. Kids have really taken a liking to him. Its just kind of invigorated the whole staff.”
Bolton says the Tigers are a very young team with players not having a lot of varsity experience and the Tigers have a very tough schedule this fall. “Three of our district opponents are in the Des Moines Register’s top ten in the state,” Bolton points out. “Bedford, Madrid and Woodward-Granger. Panorama will be tough. Ogden, they’re our second game, they’re our second 1A team that we play, they’ve been in the playoffs the last couple years.”
With the tough schedule and the Tigers not having a veteran heavy squad, coach Bolton and the Tigers may see victories difficult to come by. “The kids know it, they knew it going in that it would be tough,” Bolton concedes. “I think the biggest thing we’ve emphasized is that we want to get better every practice and we want to get better every game.”
Guthrie Center opens up that tough schedule on the road against Panorama in Panora on Friday, August 24th.