Wisconsin Rapids (OnFocus) – It’s been a long wait for football fans and football teams to start the 2020 season. The wait is finally over, and the season is now here.
We take a look at the Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders with our Season Preview. We reached out to Coach Tony Biolo for some thoughts on this football season, giving us a glimpse into how the Red Raiders are getting ready for this year.
OnFocus: How has your coaching staff and team prepared for this season?
Biolo: We are approaching it one DAY at a time… Things seem to change constantly. Practices have been good, but different. Social distancing when we can in drills and for sure on breaks has been different. The kids want so badly to hudl up and breakdown, but they cannot get that close to each other. Getting the intensity and emotion is challenging when we distance.
OnFocus: What are some positives that have come out of practice and the season being delayed?
Biolo: These kids will do whatever it takes to have a season. They mask when told to and try to keep social distance…it is a learning process for them. Everything we have asked, they have done. The kids are great!
OnFocus: Season forecast – What should fans expect to see out of your team this year?
Biolo: Hopefully you will see a Rapids team that is disciplined and tough. We have a lot of new starters this year along with some great senior leadership. Dylan Lisitza has been the receiver of the year for two years and we hope he is an impact player again on offense, but we also know that teams will be keying on him. Defensively we have Nathan Frost back as a linebacker that should really get the defense going and keep them in check.
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