EAST PEORIA - The Raiders are coming off a 7-3 record and return possibly the best running back in Central Illinois Michael Thompson.
Josh Johnson replaces Doug Martin as Head Coach this season, and he says the boys have really responded to him.
"It's nice being able to coach the guys and see what they do on a daily basis last year and the previous two. The kids know kind of the routine that I go through and how we go about practice everyday," said Josh Johnson, East Peoria Head Coach.
"It has been a really easy and good transition from Coach Martin to Coach Johnson because he basically called the shots last year and he is a great guy," said Michael Thompson, EP Running Back. "All of the players got good amount of respect for him. Everyting has been going great, can't ask for anything better."
East Peoria kicks off the season at Streator on August 30th.