Opp enters 2015 season with high hopes

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 20, 2015


The 2015 high school football season gets underway tonight in Opp when Luverne travels over to take on the Bobcats.


Opp is coming off a very successful 2014 season where the Bobcats won the region title, and made it to the third round of the AHSAA class 3A state playoffs.


Second year Bobcat head coach Brent Hill said the focus of the season will be open up the playbook a bit more, and continue to get better as a team each week.


“We have a new offensive line this year and I’m looking forward to seeing them in action,” Hill said. “I look forward to seeing how much our skill players have improved. I want to see how much better we are than a year ago.”


As for Luverne, the Tigers will be under a new head coach this year and not much is known about what they will try to do.


“Honestly, I haven’t seen any film of them,” Hill said. “I don’t know what they will try to do on offense or defense.”


Hill said the Bobcats will continue their offense, and will make adjustments during the game.


“Our game plan has been to focus on us,” Hill said. “We are trying to get further into our offense this year, and we are working on a new defense this year. Offensively, we will attack with the no huddle and make adjustments at the line depending on what the defense is showing us. Hopefully, as we keep attacking we can find a weakness.”


Hill said that his team knows that adjustments made during the game must be done quickly.


“I’m assuming that they will be in some kind of spread offense,” Hill said. “But there are some many different things they can do with that. Are they a run first spread, pass first, are they going to pass vertically or run short routes? We just don’t know right now. That is why we are working on being multiple on defense. We will have to make adjustments, and we know that we will have to make them quickly.”


Hill said that there are always unknowns, but as a coach he doesn’t like not knowing much about his opponent.


“With their new coach and the new rules this year, we have had to adjust how we do things,” Hill said. “It is what it is. We will still go out there and play ball.”