Following last years disappointing season with a final record of 1 win and 7 losses, the Oshawa Hawkeyes Varsity team is ready to put last year in the past and move forward. Head Coach Sean Thomas and his staff have the team well prepared and believing they can play with anyone.
The Hawkeyes know they must score more points offensively this season if they are to get in the W column more often. After scoring only 51 points in 8 games last year, one would have to believe a lot of attention was spent on the offense during these spring practices.
Defensively the Hawkeyes were okay last year, but still allowed too many points at an average of 32 per game. With an improved offense likely coming, the coach’s hope it in turns helps out the defense by keeping them off the field and fresh. Having a fresher unit out on the field will make it harder for opposing offenses to run the ball as much and eat up the clock.
The schedule for Oshawa has a good mix of teams that faired well last season and others that are looking to rebound like themselves. They open up this weekend at home against the Brantford Bison whom they didn’t face last year. They will have an early test as to just how improved the overall team is when they face the defending Varsity champions in week 3 when Oshawa travels to Toronto to take on the Thunder. No matter what the record may indicate this is an improved team and the players are ready for an exciting season in the OVFL.
Predicted Record: 4-4