For Canaan Fagerland his senior year is going by fast.
“The homecoming court is up there,” Fagerlands said. “All the coaches saying, ‘Hey seniors this is your last one. Make it good one.’ That’s when, that’s when it kind of hits you.”
The starting running back and middle linebacker has performed well this season, but there was an area he and coaches wanted him to improve.
“Blocking is probably the biggest thing,” Fagerland said.
“Blocking when he doesn’t have the ball,” head coach Funnon Barker said. “He’s doing a better job every week of blocking every week and that’s something that we talked about early in the season.”
And Canaan thinks things are going well.
“I think it’s been going a lot better this year so far,” Fagerland said. “Obviously, it’s a lot different with the different lineman coming up and different backs back there.”
After last season’s run to the 9-Man state tile game, Canaan wants to make a return trip, but with a different result.
“Getting a region championship out of it,” Fagerland said. “Obviously, advancing in the playoffs and being able to be a state champion is the ultimate goal for sure.”
As far as Canaan’s college plans, he wants to play a sport, but has not made his mind up yet.
“I know I want to play a sport in college for sure,” Fagerland said. “Which one is still a questioned to be answered.
“Got a couple of schools I’m looking at. Got a couple of schools I visited it, but ultimately, I still have some deciding to do.”
Canaan and the Skyhawks hope to pick up another region win tonight against Hettinger-Scranton.