The Dodgeland football team is excited to get their 2021 season going. After taking over the program last fall, head coach Paul Scheel worked hard to get his schemes and philosophies implemented in a short time frame.
“We installed as much as we could, and we threw a lot at the kids. By the middle to the end of the year last year, they started to understand and grasp our concepts more and more.” Scheel told DailyDodge.com. “Which was very nice when we got into camp this summer, we could go a lot quicker, and they understood things.”
Scheel thinks one of the keys to his team having a solid season is getting off to a fast start. “Gain confidence early in our non-conference games. We are fortunate to have three of our first four games at home. I think just gaining confidence and believing in ourselves and owning our responsibilities are things we’ve talked about in the last few weeks here.
The Trojans open their 2021 season as they travel to Deerifield on Friday, August 20th.
You can watch Dodgeland’s game on August 27th against Cambria-Friesland on DailyDodge TV at DailyDodge.com on the DailyDodge Facebook page or on your smart TV by downloading the BoxCast channel and searching DailyDodge.
Returning Trojans who were All-Eastern Suburban picks in 2020
2nd Team Offense
OL: John Appenfeld
2nd Team Defense
DB: Caden Brugger
OL: Jace Christopherson
DL: Louie White
Click the link to hear a full interview with Dodgeland Head Coach Paul Scheel
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