BISMARCK (WCIA) — One of the area’s best running backs is healthy and ready to get back in the game. Bismarck-Henning-Rossville-Alvin junior Caleb Lahey says he’s 100 percent after tearing his ACL last October.
“I’m really excited to hit helmets and shoulder pads again,” Lahey said. “Mentally to get it in your head that you just tore your ACL and getting back to where you were, you don’t know what’s going to happen.”
“I know when he’s got his shoulder pads and helmet on I’m not wanting to step in the way,” BHRA quarterback Avery McConkey said. “He’s looking fast and just as strong as last year.”
BHRA only returns one senior starter, that’s center and defensive tackle Zane Reining, but the Blue Devils have several players with plenty of experience. Injuries have hit the team hard the past few seasons, forcing younger players to step up.
“A lot of young kids,” BHRA head coach Mark Dodd said. “At the end of the season last year we had to finish with a lot of sophomores and even some freshmen out there but those kids got some valuable experience.”
“I’m really confident in getting the VVC back this year,” BHRA senior lineman Zane Reining said. “Sure it’s a really young team but our strength and the experience we have playing young players, I’m really not too concerned with it.”
BHRA opens the season hosting Iroquois West on Aug. 24th.