HERMON – Some athletes shake off a loss right away, but not Hermon football quarterback Garrett Trask.
“I don’t sleep when we lose, can’t sleep at night it bothers me all weekend until next game when we win,” Trask said.
Trask has slept soundly this year. The hawks are off to a 2-0 start and are flying high into a big tilt Friday night with Nokomis. If you ask them, it’s just like any other game.
“The jitters you get excited about playing and there’s something different about playing football,” Hermon wide receiver Keith Pomeroy said.
2017 was a years of firsts. First Hermon playoff game, first Hermon home playoff game. But that’s where the list ended with a playoff loss to Oceanside.
“I think it made us grow as a football program from coaches to even administration to the players. We’re a year faster, we’re a year stronger, we’re a year hungrier and I’m just excited week in week out to see what these kids respond to,” head coach Kyle Gallant said.
Gallant is the foundation of the Hawks rebuild. In his second year as head coach, he is aiming to complete the list and bring a gold ball back to Hermon.
“There’s just something special about a championship. These kids have worked so hard that that’s all I want is it for them. Just cause I know how much it grows you as a productive citizen as you get older,” Gallant said.