2014 Fall Football Camp Tour: Sheyenne Mustangs
West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The high school football scene will change again this fall, for the second time in four years, a varsity football program has been added this at West Fargo Sheyenne.
The Mustangs have 50 players out for varsity, and we'll televise their first showdown with West Fargo on September 12th and know there's plenty of work to do between now and then.
The construction at Sheyenne High School is wrapping up, but it's just beginning for the first year varsity football program. Jeremy Newton, a MSU Moorhead grad knows he has a huge task in front of him, that's what he tried to get a hard start last year as the Mustangs played a JV schedule with just sophomores and freshmen.
Jeremy Newton/Sheyenne Head Coach: “Just being with the program last year, knowing exactly what we have expectations, we know the kids, lot different what we had before, now we know them all.”
Josh Roehrich/Sheyenne Jr. Quarterback: “Think it's helpful to have same coaching staff like we did last year, we get a good feel playing together. Last year was good practice year just to build up for a varsity year.”
Hayden Reynolds/Sheyenne Sophomore Linebacker: “Everyone is nervous; don't know how it's going to be varsity for the first year. Couple more years are a working engine get together get some team bonding, help us on the field.”
The Mustangs know the challenge is a huge one, playing a varsity schedule with no seniors, and no home field, they'll share the football field with their new rivals in West Fargo, a similar situation that Davies went thru in 2010.
Reynolds: “It's going to be difficult playing have a lot of excuses, but we have to try and keep those down and keep the mindset the right way.”
Newtown: “Hopefully we get some excitement with just sophomore wasn't really any school spirit, hopefully that builds with juniors and another class in. We want to improve every week we want to get better, built up where we were last year, live up to our potential.”
The Mustangs open August 29th against a fellow new varsity team, Bismarck Legacy.