It’s never to early for some football!

GRAFTON—Although football season doesn’t kickoff for another five months, the Grafton High School bearcat football team, can already be found in the weight room, preparing for their upcoming season.

The bearcats ended their 2016 season with a loss to the Liberty Mountaineers,and a record of four wins and six losses.

“We did not back down at any point in our season. We fought until the last play of the last game. What more can you ask for from your kids,” commented head coach Rich Bord.

The end of the 2016 season  also brought the end of bearcat football for four seniors.

“These seniors are what we needed to get this program turned around,” said Bord.

“They brought us leadership, brought us character and brought us the effort that this program  desperately needed.”

Bord shared that although the seniors will be greatly missed, he is looking forward to what the team has coming back for the 2017, and says they are prepared to continue to build off of the leadership left behind by those four seniors.

These dedicated bearcats are training hard, lifting several times a week, ready to make their coach,as well as their school proud, and  bring home a better record in the 2017 season.

“I know the future of Grafton Football is going to be very promising,”Bord added.

The members of the community can’t wait until “the boys of fall” hit the field once again.

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