Wayne Generals entering season with high expectations

Updated: July 24, 2018
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High school football season is officially just a few weeks away. We just wrapped up our High School Football Media Day at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, where 41 teams from the Fort Wayne, Indiana, area came out to talk with the local media.

When it comes to high school football, the Summit Athletic Conference is the most competitive in the city of Fort Wayne. Typically, the conference is headlined by the Snider Panthers, Bishop Dwenger Saints and the recently added Homestead Spartans.

But the team that may not be getting the attention it deserves is the Wayne Generals. Bringing back 23 starters from last year, their excitement level is at an all-time high.

When asked about the upcoming season and the possibility of being overlooked, Wayne head coach Derrick Moore simply replied, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

Returning key players like wide receiver/defensive back Craig Young, quarterback Brandon Young and running back Devonair Kelsaw, the Generals could be a true threat in the conference. Craig Young is entering his senior season and has already committed to Ohio State.

So what does an athlete of his caliber do in the offseason? “Just working on being a family and building trust,” Craig said. As someone who can do so many things between the white lines, he said his role this year is to be a leader on and off the field. 

Opening the season against Bishop Dwenger, Wayne will have a tough test right out of the gate and have the opportunity to prove to everyone it’ll be a force to be reckoned with. Last year, Wayne fell to Dwenger in the first game of the season, 27-12, and again in Sectionals, 41-20.

Safe to say Wayne has revenge on its mind. 

Coach Moore joined us during Media Day on ESPN Radio 1380’s The Sports Rush with Brett Rump to preview the upcoming season.

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