Brusly ready for St. John

Written by Claire Chenevert on .

Brusly High’s head football coach, Erik Willis is eager to kick off the season with the Panthers opening game against the St. John Eagles Friday at 7 p.m. at Brusly.

“I’m excited about our first game; I can’t say that enough,” said Willis.

Willis said although the Eagles look good on film, he doesn’t know exactly what to expect. St. John’s football team is a young team lead by a new head coach, Oliver “Cricket” Crockett.

Willis said he is looking forward to the routine of after school football practice and getting into a regular weekly routine. He said he believes that the team is ready to work hard all week, which will help them be prepared for Friday’s game.

“We want to go out there Monday and Tuesday and get the game plan together so we can try and be successful Friday night,” said Willis last Friday night after his Panthers defeated Fountainebleau in the Live Oak Jamboree. “All indications are that we’ll prepare well and be ready to go.”

“Our team is doing a good job so far,” Willis said. “If we take care of ourselves and do the right thing, we’ll be fine. This is the most confident I’ve been since I’ve been at Brusly that the guys are going to do what they need to do.”

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