Poland, OH (WYTV) – Nine years and counting. That’s how long the Poland football team has made the playoffs. Nearly a decade of dominance that they hope to continue this fall. There’s plenty of changes to the program this year, but no doubt, the Bulldogs still have that same winning mentality.
The big change comes at the top. Ryan Williams takes over as head coach after 11 seasons as the Bulldogs’ Defensive Coordinator. His passion should light a spark for a very young team. He has 63 players out this season with 6 returners on both sides of the ball.
Sophomore Cole Kosco runs the offense after starting as a true freshman with 8 touchdown passes last year. He has plenty of play-makers to share the ball with, including senior Colt McFadden. He’s one of the best kickers in the area, but will see a lot of the field in other areas. The defense is led by a strong linebacking corps…that will certainly reflect the toughness of their new head coach.
“I’d like it to represent some of the programs I’ve been part of,” said Williams.
“There’s not that many changes going on around here,” said McFadden. “But everything that is, it’s all good changes…it’s very exciting. I’m glad to be a apart of it. It’s an honor to be a part of it all these years and to be a part of the next chapter here with coach Williams.”