THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Coach Motkowski Ready to Unleash "Dogs in '16-൙
Issue Date: November 22, 2016
The height of expectations is no match for the overall height of this season's Peshtigo Bulldogs. These Bulldogs have big shoes to fill as replacing the likes of three starters, including last season's MVP Tyler Marquardt, will be quite difficult. Bulldog Coach Nate Motkowski will look to an experienced senior class the features plenty of height.
"It'll be difficult to replace Tyler as he was one of the best players Peshtigo has seen in a long time. Along with Logan, a four-year varisty player, Austin, and our seniors coming off the bench." Motkowski added, "Our seniors this year, along with our one junior, are definitely up to the challenge."
Although the Bulldogs lost plenty of good players, six seniors and a very experienced junior are ready to keep Peshtigo at the forefront of the conference.
"Our seniors, and when I say seniors I include Max Neumann (the lone junior) because he's been here since his freshman year, but Justin Thill, Ryley Demmith, Joey Bradley, Matt Larsen, and Cole Tackmier are going to have to lead by example," said Motkowski.
Any of Peshtigo's opponents will notice the court seemingly shrinking in size as the Bulldogs are about 6'2" and 6'3" across the board.
"I think that will help with our defense. Any time you're longer and taller you can take up more area of the court which will help on the defensive end." Motkowski added, "Offensively it creates miss-matches. We don't have a true post presence but our opponent will have to put a big on a small or a small on a big and we should be able to take advantage of that."
The Bulldogs will open up their season in Marinette on Monday November 28th.