Young Rudyard Program Begins 1st Season Under Suggitt

RUDYARD – The Rudyard football program begins its fourth season at the 8-player with a new head coach.

Jim Suggitt takes over the reins of a team that graduated eight seniors from last year’s 4-5 team. The Bulldogs need to replace their entire defensive line and linebacker group.

“We’re just going at it with that attitude that we’re going to keep coming at you,” Suggitt said. “We’re going to learn. We’re going to break it down series by series. And try to get our positives there. Attention to detail is going to be huge for us.”

Without a JV team, Rudyard begins the year with an 18-player roster and will rely heavily on its underclassmen.

“We’re going to be a lot younger than last year obviously,” Rudyard sophomore Ethan Suggitt. “I think we lost like 8 seniors, but I think we’re all pretty smart. We know what we’re doing. We’ll have a chance at every game we play.”

Rudyard opens its season at home against Stephenson on Thursday.

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