Grant County-Flasher football seniors Lane Wells and Trevor Hoff are two peas in a pod. However, their pod is pretty lonely because they are the only two seniors on the team.
Grant County-Flasher only has two seniors, which means team leadership falls on them.
“We have more responsibility to show these younger guys what to do for the upcoming years they are here to play,” running back Lane Wells said.
This year, the Storm have a two-word message to all players: Get better. And it’s the two senior’s job to make sure everyone follows the message.
“You get better as you practice,” offensive linemen Trevor Hoff said, “as you go through the games you get better.”
Outside of leadership, these veterans are close friends, classmates and have big goals for the rest of the year. Trevor, a 6-foot-3, 305 pound offensive lineman, creates running lane for his friend and running back Lane.
“I block for Lane,” Hoff said. “Lane does his part. And yeah we get yards. It worked out pretty good for us last year.”
In 2016, Lane tallied up more than 1,600 yards from scrimmage. The all-region running back expects the same or more this year.
“[I need the] offensive line to give me some blocks,” Wells said. “If we just keeping the running game up, I should get there.”
The tag team have been a staple around the squad for three-plus years. As Coach Jamie Krenz thinks about life without Lane and Trevor he said will miss them.
“Just tough hard-nose kids,” Krenz said. “They come with their lunch pale every day and go to work. We’re excited about their senior season.”
This Friday, Grant County-Flasher travels to Hettinger-Scranton.