Chase Speicher, Marvin Ridge
Key stat: Led the county with five interceptions last season.
Andrew Stark: With four straight losses down the stretch, last season probably didn’t end the way you wanted. How do you come into this year with a different mindset?
Chase Speicher: It only pushes us harder. Now we want to succeed for the people who were there before us and it definitely gives us a new drive and motivation this season.
AS: Coach Carter has been there for a while now and has his systems in place. Even so, what are going to be the differences this year?
CS: I think the communication is easier and everyone is on the same page. Last year, we had little mistakes here and there, but we’re going to tighten it up and be on the same page.
AS: There are a lot of new faces, but this is a proud program that will make everyone forget the end of last year. How is this program able to bounce back when it needs to?
CS: We have some younger guys stepping up and playing big roles on the field, and we have some seniors who will get their chance this year. We just need to have a good year and put it all together.