Boot Camp: First Round Exits Not Normal for Community


NORMAL, Ill. — Making the playoffs is normal for Normal Community.

The Ironmen made the playoff field for an area best 23rd straight year last fall. What are the Ironmen are trying to change is what happens once the team gets into the playoffs.

The past two years, the Ironmen have suffered had first round playoff losses. This senior class has had enough of that.

“I think our mindset is to go further than just Big 12 champs,” said senior Omar Abbed. “I think we want to go further into the playoffs, we’re known for going to the playoffs a lot, but we want to go deeper into it.”

The Ironmen open the season hosting Peoria Richwoods on Aug. 30.

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