EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WCIA) — The Effingham Flaming Hearts lost 19 seniors from their 9-2 season a year ago. The they’re confident they have the pieces to keep them on top of the conference.
Effingham went 9-2 in 2017, winning the Apollo Conference. They lost 15 three year starters, including running back Terrance Hill, which will allow for more of a passing game in 2018.
“We’ve got some returners at some key spots. We’ve got three offensive lineman back that played 11 games last year,” head coach Brett Hefner said. “Our quarterback’s a three year starter, we’ve got a couple guys in our secondary that are two and three year starters so we’ve got some good leadership in some key spots back.”
“I’d say hungry,” quarterback Landon Wolfe added. “A lot of people are looking down on us this year, especially after losing a lot but we definitely have something out to prove and to show that we’re a lot better than people expect.”
Effingham opens the season at home against Breese Mater Dei.