The Fort Knox Eagles are an anomaly.
In each of the past two seasons, the Eagles have started off the year with a victory. They’ve also ended those years on a lengthy losing streak.
Fort Knox followed up its season-opening win by losing its final 13 games in 2015 and its final 15 contests in 2016, a trend second-year coach Michael Andersen hopes to reverse in 2017.
“We want to have more victories than the previous year,” Andersen said. “We’ve been stuck at just one victory the last two years. We want to build the program, and the result would be more victories. But getting the kids more competitive against teams within the division is the goal. Hopefully that leads to more victories.
“It is frustrating, but winning isn’t the only thing. We always hope for more victories, but that’s going to come in time. We’re going to be better this year without a doubt. We started earlier with our conditioning program and we’ve got some returning players that will be even more dynamic than last year.”