GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids Christian begins their 2018 season with a week one match-up against Dewitt, who knocked them out of the playoffs in 2017.
The Eagles are fairly young this season and will only be starting six to seven seniors, but they have some good athletes coming up.
"Our young kids are gonna have to grow up really fast," head coach Don Fellows said. "We're at Dewitt, and then we have Zeeland West and West Catholic in our first four games, so we'll find out where we're at pretty fast."
But the seniors say they are preparing the young guys for what's ahead.
"We coach them up big time," wide receiver Dequan Murray said. "We tell them that hard work leads to success. Proper preparation. We got a lot of young guys - a lot of talented young guys who can fill positions."
"We know every day you gotta work hard and compete."