By Travis Morgan
Norfolk, NE—While the Lutheran High Northeast football program hasn't been around as long as their Norfolk neighbors, the Eagles have quickly become a power in Nebraska Class C-2.
Last season, the Eagles advanced all the way to the state semifinals before losing by one point in overtime to the eventual state champions.
That loss serves as motivation for Head Coach Darin Suckstorf and the rest of Lutheran High. The Eagles return five starters on each side of the ball.
Dual-threat quarterback Shocka Taylor has a massive offensive line and plenty of weapons to utilize. On the other side of the ball, Myles Kant had a knee injury but will try to play on it anyway because he doesn't want to miss what could be a historic season.
At this time of the season, almost every team has the goal of winning a state championship. For the fourth-ranked Eagles, it's a definite possibility.
"I think there are a lot of teams that expect to win it all, and that's what our goal is here. We're trying to win it every year," said Suckstorf. "Some years we'll have a better chance than some. I think this year we have a great chance to make another run. We're not trying to build a football team, we're trying to build a football program."
The Eagles open the 2013 season at Archbishop Bergan on September 6.