Football Season Opener: City High VS Cedar Falls in UNI Dome

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Football Season Opener: City High VS Cedar Falls in UNI Dome

Little Hawks huddle at practice Thursday the 27th.

Little Hawks huddle at practice Thursday the 27th.

Bella Pittman

Little Hawks huddle at practice Thursday the 27th.

Bella Pittman

Bella Pittman

Little Hawks huddle at practice Thursday the 27th.

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CITY HIGH (0-0)

CEDAR FALLS (0-0)

@ Cedar Falls UNI Dome

WHEN: 7:15 pm

 

Rundown: City High varsity Football hits the field tonight for the first time this season against the Cedar Falls Tigers at the UNI dome. The Little Hawks lost their season opener against Cedar Falls (0-14) for the third year in a row last year. Tonight the Little Hawks look for turnarounds, both on the field and in the record book.

Quarterback Nate Wieland ‘17 begins his second year as City’s starting quarterback and believes that the team has developed better chemistry since last season.

“I think we just have better team chemistry than last year’s team and we have guys we look up to as leaders,” Wieland ‘17 said.

Wieland thinks that the changes to the team’s strategy – a 3-5 defense with a more mobile free safety – and the development of his own skill at reading plays will bolster City’s abilities and make for a good game against the Tigers.

“We match up well with them. They can be a power football team if they want to be, but they have a fast quarterback and good receivers,” Wieland ‘17 said.

Head coach Dan Sabers believes that the players’ good chemistry with each other will cause them to play harder for each other this season.

“I know we’re going to scrap tonight, I’m very confident we’re going to play hard, Cedar Falls is a very good team so we’ll see how far that gets us,” he said. “I believe we can be explosive on offense, and I’m hoping that we can be the kind of team on defense that can get turnovers, because we have quite a few athletes on the field.”