Tri County Looks to Build off Successful 2018 Campaign

HOWARD CITY – After ending a long postseason drought last fall, Tri County looks to just be getting started.

The Vikings recorded their first .500 or better season since 2005 last year and reached the playoffs for the first time since making back-to-back appearances in 2003 and 2004.

Tri County returns 16 starters, including three of four players in the secondary, as well as at quarterback and at wide receiver.

With that level of experience, the Vikings are working hard to create a tradition of making the postseason.

“Last year was huge,” Tri County coach Phil Butler said. “First winning season in 15 years. First time in the playoffs in 16 years. That’s where we need to be. It was great to get there. Now it’s an expectation.”

“It takes a long way to get there,” added Tri County junior Cameren Friend. “It all starts in the two a days, coming together and being a good team together. Keep our energy level up, keep this chemistry going. Learn from each other and get better each and every day.”

Tri County opens its season at home against Lakeview on Thursday. The Wildcats won last year’s meeting 28-8.

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