By The Telegram
In a season that started strong for Greeley County, it's the end that did in the Jackrabbits.
After a 3-1 start to the season, the Jackrabbits lost two district games, eliminating them from playoff contention. The first came at the hands of Minneola, then in the regular season finale the Jackrabbits were routed by Deerfield 64-8 at halftime.
"(We) will be good at skill positions — will have good group of upper classmen this year," 11th-year Greeley County coach Greg Brown said. "We expect good senior leadership as they have experience and ability."
Greeley County will be strong in its skill positions as junior quarterback Jonathan Miller (6-0, 190) will have senior running backs Mace Bender and Jordan Harney to hand off to. Jordan Nemechek , 6-4 senior, gives Miller a tall presence to throw to along with junior Stephen Houston (6-0, 165). The offensive line is one of the most concerning areas to Brown heading into the season as the Jackrabbits have no returners.
"We have inexperience at line positions," Brown said. "We'll have several new starters inside."
On the defensive side, Bender and Miller will anchor the defense from their linebacker spots. Houston will be counted on to be a leader in the secondary and Nemechek and Harney will be back at the end spots on the line.