Tuscola football back to business

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TUSCOLA (WCIA) — For Tuscola football coach Andy Romine, the process is more important than the end result. Don’t get him wrong, winning is important, but it’s a product of preparation instead of the main focus.

“For us, it’s just about the process of getting better,” Romine said. “We don’t speak about winning, as coaches we feel like if we can win our kids, winning games will take care of itself.”

Tuscola has done its fair share of winning under Romine. The Warriors are 34-3 in his three seasons, including a perfect 21-0 record in the Central Illinois Conference. The team is coming off a state runner-up finish after a heartbreaking 21-20 loss to Lena-Winslow. Tuscola returns 10 starters from that team that went 13-1. 

“If we play to the best of our abilities we’ll be pretty good,” Tuscola senior Cade Kresin said. “But we just got to fill in the new spots from the people we lost and just battle hard because it’s not going to be as easy as it was last year.”

“I don’t think you could ask for a lot more from a group of kids, it’s as committed as they get, so we’re excited for that,” Romine said.

Tuscola opens the season at Villa Grove-Heritage on Aug. 24.

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