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High School Football Preview: Grafton Bearcats

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GRAFTON -

One of the best things about the game of football is if at first you don't succeed, you make the necessary changes and next season you get to try again.

The Grafton Bearcats have learned a lot from the 2012 season and plan to use it to their advantage in 2013.

When you're welcomed into Bearcat Country on August 30th, almost nothing will be the same.

You'll see a brand new turf field and two brand new scoreboards. You'll meet a team with an amazing amount of passion that won't accept anything less then a winning season.

"I'm ready. I think we are all ready. We are wanting to set a tone for the season. Last season we were two and eight. That doesn't leave a good taste in our mouth," said Wade Conner, Senior Lineman.

This year, the Bearcats are starting from scratch.

The team has a brand new head coach that is ready to make some changes.

"There's a lot of positives that came out of a losing season. I mean the biggest one is some of the negative things that were around last years team, we are trying this year not to have," said Drew Toth, Grafton Head Coach.

One of the biggest negatives in 2012 was injuries.

"Last year, we sort of hit of hit a rough patch with all of the injuries and stuff. This is definitely a comeback year for us. We have been working hard all summer and definitely have grown as a team," said Zach Rowand, Senior Kicker.

Coaches said the 2013 season all comes down to one thing.

"Just to get better. Just to get better everyday. If we continue to do that and continue to get more disciplined everyday, is that going to turn into wins and losses? I don't know. We'll find out," said Coach Toth.