K2 Gridiron Report: Lander Valley Tigers


FOR THE TIGERS OF LANDER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, COACHES ARE LOOKING FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON ALL SIDES OF THE BALL. GOING 0 AND 8 LAST SEASON, WINS ARE HARD TO COME BY FOR THE TEAM. BUT COACH ROUNDS FEELS THERE ONE BIG THINGS THAT THE TEAM NEEDS TO GET A COUPLE OF W'S.

"You know the big thing is consistency, execution and it starts up front. We've gotta be better in the trenches on both sides of the ball. We feel that we've made improvements in those areas," says Head Coach John Rounds.

COACH ROUNDS SAYS THAT HIS TEAM WILL PLAY OLD SCHOOL FOOTBALL, WITH A LOT OF DOWNHILL PLAYS AND PHYSICALITY.

"We're gonna bring it every single play. From the time the first whistle blows, until the horn sounds in the end, you're gonna have to be ready cause we're gonna bring the noise every play," Rounds explains.

SENIOR MIDDLE LINEBACKER SAM RODGERS, SAYS THAT THIS SEASON FEELS DIFFERENT BECAUSE OF THE OFF SEASON WORK THAT HIS TEAMMATES HAVE PUT IN.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how the team comes together, we really have been working hard this summer, weightlifting, practices and going to camp and stuff," Rogers tells K2.

BUT IF THERE'S ONE THING COACH ROUNDS WANTS PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT HIS TEAM, IT'S THIS.

"We're gonna put these kids in a position to be successful on Friday night and be able to hold there head high and be proud to be a Lander Tiger, and walk the halls with pride and help build something here in Lander. Sometimes that takes a little bit more time than you anticipated but I think we're on the right path," concludes Rounds.

THE TIGERS OPEN UP ON THE ROAD AGAINST WORLAND AND JACKSON HOLE, BEFORE THE RETURN FOR THEIR HOME OPENING AGAINST THE BRONCS OF CODY HIGH SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 16TH. PHILLIP BENOTTI K2NEWS