HUBBARD, OH (WYTV)-For most high schools, losing a D-1 football prospect would leave a gaping hole to fill. But not Hubbard, who will replace LJ Scott who is off to Michigan State with another Big Ten prospect in George Hill.
Hill is a Ohio State verbal commit who already has ten 100-yard games as an Eagle while sharing time with Scott in the backfield.
“We can go as far as we want to go. We can go all the way if we really put our heads to it, and believe, and work hard. That is all we got to do, just got to work,” says senior CB Brett Lopuchovsky.
It isn’t just Scott the Eagles have to replace, they lose eight all-district players from last year including four of their top tacklers on defense. But Hubbard believes they have all the tools to make another deep run into the playoffs, but they can’t look ahead to Week 11.
“Ten teams on your schedule that are gunning for you, and that is for every high school team and coach. I am a process person, and it is a process. We are not looking at Week 15 or 13 or 10. We are looking right now at the day in front of us trying to get better. If we do all those little things each day, that gives you a chance to have a good season,” says head coach Brian Hoffman who is in his eighth-year at the Hubbard helm.
The Eagles open the 2015 schedule at home against Norwayne.