LATHROP, Mo. - Following a tough loss last season in the district championship game, Lathrop football is ready for their redemption season.
"Being right there, being able to almost win and then having that mistake right at the end, costs us the game," senior Thomas Macomber said. "That's been burned in my mind ever since that play."
Senior Justin Wright adds, "We came up short in certain times, not just in that game but in other times that year late in games. But I think that we've got a good group of seniors this year who provide better leadership and I think that's going to get us the hump."
In his fourth year as head coach of the Mules, Chris Holt can see it all come together for them this year.
"This is our fourth year with these kids," Holt said. "It's time to get something done."
The coaches do all they can during the organized practices, but the players took it upon themselves to get ready for the season.
"If we weren't at practice, we were coming out to the field just playing football playing catch," Macomber said. "We were working out hard, we've been doing everything we possilby could."
The extra time and practice during the offseason, will give the Mules the mental edge, Going into 2018.
"Every single game, we're coming back with an attitude and no matter who it is, we're going to come out and play," senior Seth McKnight said.
The Mules open the season August 24th at home against Trenton.