WMBD/WYZZ-TV - LEWISTOWN, Ill. - The Indians spent November at home watchign last year's prep football playoffs.
It wasn't a good feeling and Lewistown High School doesn't want to experience it again.
"Our guys last year were 4-5 and our kids learned some lessons and hard lessons," explained head coach Darren Winkler. "We are hoping that will work to our advantage this year."
The Indians return nine players on offense and nine on defense.
"In high school football experience is the key," said Winler. "It's not so much what to do, but they comfort level out on the field."
Lewistown is comfortable with quarterback Colton Johson, who will start for the second year in a row.
"We have alot more varsity experience this year so we are able to bond together a little more," said Johnson. "Last year we were a little inexperenced then most of other teams so hopefully it will help us this year."
Lewistown opens the season at home against Beardstown next Friday.
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