BREWER – The backfield has always been Brewer football’s bread and butter.
“You look at Bryant Kiley from last year he hadn’t started all year he had been behind Trey Wood for two years and before that Dylan Severance and he came out be a 1,000 yard rusher last year,” Brewer head coach Nick Arthers said.
This year the baton will be passed on to Kiley’s brother Andrew.
“It’ll be different because I’ve always played sports with him. I just gotta kind of continue what he did and hopefully other people do their job as well so we can continue to win,” Brewer running back Andrew Kiley said.
It won’t be a one-horse show though, as brand new face is poised to make his presence felt in Class B North.
“I’m a pretty strong and fast kid, I’m physical. You know I can run the ball pretty well and hopefully I can use that to my advantage this year,” Brewer running back Ethan Hayes said.
The former Old Town Coyote recently transferred to Brewer and along with Kiley, will form one of the more formidable backfields in Northern Maine.
“He’s going to fit right in with everything else we got going on here and he’s looked great up to this point,” Arthers said.
Whenever a player transfers to schools there’s a natural adjustment period, which is exactly where Hayes is right now. It’s been pretty smooth so far thanks to his fellow running back.
“Pretty excited he’s kind of showing me what to do like if I have a question about something or if I’m not doing something right he’ll kind of coach me up a little bit on it. He’s just been a really good teammate and friend,” Hayes said.