MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (Weht) – Mt. Carmel’s football will have a different feel this fall.
Due to new Illinois rules, the Golden Aces were forced out of the Big 8 and will have to play a schedule that features more Illinois teams. They will play as an independent this year.
Coach Brewer’s team isn’t letting that distract them from the task at hand. Mt. Carmel believes they are better than last season’s 3-6 record. Brewer explains why he’s happy with this years squad.
“Really optimistic, we have a lot of kids coming back, lot of experience coming back on this team, a lot of guys know playing in their third year and a lot of guys that played young. We are looking forward to a good year. It’s just a tight group of kids and I think that’s something that gets overlooked sometimes. Character can win you a lot of games and you can overcome a lot of things with character.”
Golden Aces gunslinger, Kaleb Applebey, is pleased with what he is seeing so far. The junior quarterback explains that this senior class and the rest of the team could potentially gel very well for Mt. Carmel’s upcoming campaign.
“This class is a great class, best class we have had in a long time and they are all pushing each other to get better and they are making the younger classmen work hard and harder and I just can’t wait. It don’t matter, we are just going go out there and play our hardest. It doesn’t matter who we play against, we are going to try to get a winning record and make the playoffs.”\
As far as the seniors are concerned, they understand this is their last go. The Golden Aces comment their previous time spent together will go a long way in 2019.
“We’ve been working hard this summer, putting in a lot of work, we are all tight knit. We have all been together, since playing junior pro. We don’t want to be on that side of the table, we want to come together and win some games this fall.”
The school is celebrating its 100th year. Mt. Carmel begins 2019 taking on Harrisburg for their season opener.
(This story was originally published on July 25, 2019)