TC Central Addressing the Elephant in the Room
TRAVERSE CITY – With six consecutive winnings seasons and five straight playoff appearances, Traverse City Central has firmly planted itself again as a power in northern Michigan.
Central captured its first postseason title a year ago since winning the program’s third state championship in 1988.
The Trojans embark on the fourth season under coach Eric Schugars, and are ready to address the elephant in the room.
@TCCHStrojans getting practice in this morning. This year their new theme is #EatTheElephant. Be on the lookout online and on @9and10news of the meaning behind their team slogan. #HsFootball pic.twitter.com/Z3cbNypUrZ
— MISportsNow (@MISportsNow) August 7, 2018
“We talked in unity nights and team meetings about there’s an elephant in the room, and the elephant in the room is this idea that we’re not a championship-caliber team yet, so what do we have to do to get there? It’s kind of the old adage of how do you eat an elephant,” Schugars said. “Well, one bite at a time, so that’s how we’re operating this year. We’re kind of one bite at a time, one day at a time, trying to get one percent better every day.”
Central opens its season on the road at Bay City Western on Thursday, Aug. 23. The Trojans have won the last three meetings and are 7-3 all time in the series.