Through stories and podcasts, the La Crosse Tribune sports department previews the 2018 high school football season in the La Crosse area.
GALESVILLE — The sometimes flashy, always powerful and typically speedy running backs who have worn a Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School jersey over the years are not “me first” players.
VIROQUA — Viroqua High School junior Tyler “Truck” Hannah isn’t afraid to talk about his goals — individual or team — for the upcoming season.
DE SOTO — If there are two aspects of football associated with De Soto High School, they are playoff appearances and the ability to play defense.
We are 11 days away from Central High School quarterback Johnny Davis taking a snap, dropping back and looking to rifle or lob the football toward his brother, Jordan, for a big gain.
WESTBY — Westby High School’s Ryan Daines already is known throughout the Coulee Conference for being a big, strong and punishing running back. Now, on the other side of the ball, he’s going to be close enough that opposing quarterbacks will be able to hear him breathe.
A year ago, Elliot Bird stepped into a pivotal role as the quarterback of the Black River Falls High School football team — a position he previously had no experience playing.
ONALASKA — Nathan Lubinsky spent the last two seasons establishing himself as one of the top linebackers in the MVC.
HOLMEN — The strength and power of Tate Grass has already led to a lot of success as a member of the Holmen High School football team.
SPARTA — Cole Wisniewski took his sophomore season as the quarterback of the Sparta High School football team seriously and personally.
Despite having an inexperienced offense, Tomah High School football coach Brad Plueger’s team has already shown him that things may turn out better than one would expect.
Quarterback Johnny Davis just smiled and turned to look at the football field behind Central High School before starting to answer the question.
Tribune sports editor Jeff Brown and reporters Zach James and Colten Bartholomew preview the Week 1 slate of high school football games in the Coulee Region.