TELL CITY, Ind. (WEHT) – Tell City’s football program is suffering through a tough drought.
The Marksmen have not won a sectional championship since 1992. During the same time, Tell City has finished with an above five hundred record just eight times.
Head coach, Aaron Clements, hopes to turn that around this season. He led the Marksmen to a 3-7 record last year. Their best season since going 6-4 back in 2013.
Clements hopes to be competitive.
“The kids have really bought in, they have bought into our offensive and defensive philosophy. We are a smash mouth type of football team. They embrace that. They are excited about that. The basketball kids showed our kids what this city will do when they back a winner. We want to prove that and be a winner ourselves just like they did.”
The upperclassmen in the program are hoping their improved mindset will motivate their teammates to get better on the gridiron. Junior, Hunter Beckort, says the team’s attitude has shown positive signs.
“I just think our mentality to get over the hump has really changed. The mentality has really changed over the years and that sometimes hasn’t been in our favor. We have had groups where they know we are going to lose and we just completely changed that mentality.”
Tell City opens up the season against Perry Central.
(This story was originally published on August 7, 2019)