SILVER LAKE (KSNT) – Silver lake football is used to success, winning the Class 3A state title two of the last five years. But last season, the Eagles bid of another championship ended with a loss to rival Rossville in state semifinals.
Head coach C.J. Hamilton, entering his 39th season at Silver Lake, finished with an 11-2 record in 2014, and a second place finish in the Mid-East League.
Silver lake was dominant offensively last year, but maybe even more impressive on the defensive end. During a four-game stretch mid-way through the season, the Eagles had four-straight shutouts and outscored their opponents 230-0.
For the second straight year the Eagles will open against 4A DII power, the Holton Wildcats, a team they beat last year.
“We’re just trying to get better each day right now,” said Hamilton. “We’re not worried about anybody else but ourselves. They’ve got too much to learn, too much to develop in order to worry about anybody else.”
“We’re super eager to get out here,” said senior wide receiver/outside linebacker Logan Wolfley. “It didn’t end how we wanted it to last year. It really wanted us to come out this year and hopefully get what we wanted. We have a lot of steam rolling into these first games, and then just keep going through until November.”
“That Rossville game keeps us level-headed,” said senior quarterback/strong safety Cole Baird. “We have to be ready for anything. So we’ve got to prepare, and just do what we know how to do.”
Silver Lake opens the season at Holton on September 4th.