EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A new era begins at Central. Sean Coultis takes over the Bears program with a goal of getting back to the 4A state championship game.
Last season, Central lost a devastating title game in quadruple overtime. Despite losing key players, such as quarterback, Brennon Harper, and utility piece, Malcom Depriest Jr, Sean Coultis believes in this squad.
He says, he thinks this team has a lot of potential moving forward in the upcoming campaign.
“We have a lot of good pieces, lot of good pieces. We have a lot of good skilled kids. So I think right now our key is just developing that o-line because I really good about our skill kids on defense and offense. We have a lot of kids that are fast and play makers. We will just need to establish the offensive line and we will be just fine.”
An upperclassman, Julian Johnson, agrees with that notion. He explains, it starts with building a bond in the locker room.
“We are coming in hard and we aren’t playing any games. It feels good coming back out here with my guys, participating with my team. We are building chemistry with everybody. Without Malcom or Harper, It’s just going to be changing how the juniors and seniors have to step up this year.”
Central understands they fell short of their ultimate goal last season, but junior, Cameron Banks, believes the Bears have to focus on their team, week by week.
“It greats that since November, we are finally getting back out there in pads. We are going to keep playing the same we did in the past. We don’t think we have a point to prove, we are just going to keep playing our game.”
Central could potentially have two key pieces on their roster this upcoming season. Tor’Jon and Tre’Jon Evans, previous Bear standouts just transferred from Eisenhower. When asked about their eligibility, head coach Sean Coultis said no comment.
(This story was originally published on July 24, 2019)