Making Summer Meaningful
June 24, 2020
The Lexington football team closed Tim Scheid's first season as head coach of the program with a lot of promise. Three wins over the final four weeks helped ease the struggle of a 5-game losing streak as the purple and gold clawed their way to 4-6 by the end of 2019 with a sophomore quarterback running the show.
Scheid now feels like his team is ready to take the next step in year two of his tenure, noting how well-conditioned athletes were following the COVID-19 stay at home order.
"As they came into our camps you could tell they've been working hard during this whole quarantine", Scheid said. "Our kids are here to compete for a championship, giving the very best at everything that they do."
Junior signal-caller Cole Pauley returns under center for Lex who will have to replace plenty of production at the skill positions with the squad's top rusher and receiving threat lost to graduation, but the veteran QB likes the collection of players back for 2020. "We got talent all around", Pauley said, referencing a handful of projected starters he expects to rely on this year.
Defensive backs coach Ryan Ball agrees that the work ethic and talent level is combining very well during summer conditioning drills.
"Our kids are showing up every day that we have practice and they're giving it everything that they've got", said Ball. "From day one to today, just a huge jump in production. There is no ceiling."
The Minutemen open their season August 28th at rival Ontario's house.