Rush Springs is going in a new direction this year. Mickey Seifried takes over a Redskins program that is looking for its first winning record since 2011.
"It's a blue collar town. These guys are here to work. These guys are here to you know get after it. They're not passive. They're not any of that. They want to get to work. They want to work hard. They want to win. With the coaching staff and with the winning they've done before, that's something they believe in and something they want to carry on," Seifried said.
"The new coach coming from Weatherford, he's a great guy, a great coach," said senior Holden Scott. "He's bringing a lot of energy and excitement. There are a lot of new players coming out this year to see what football is all about and that's awesome because we need a lot of guys.."
In 2014 the Redskins' hopes were dashed early as the injuries and losses piled up. As a result they were forced to play several underclassmen, which could pay off in 2015.
"We had a lot of talent last year but injuries were kind of bad last year. We kind of got down to 17 people. It just was a bad year for us," said senior Aaron Morrow. "We've had some kids mature and they've grown up in high school football and they're going to be getting a lot of playing time this year."