Gridiron Preview: Bowling Green Brings Fast Pace Into 2018

The Bowling Green Bobcats are set to open their season on the turf this football Friday night on the road at South Shelby taking on the cardinals.

After finishing last season with five straight losses, you can be sure this year new re-vamped  high octane Bobcats will be ready to run on opening night.

Bowling Green enters their second year under former Unity-Payson head coach Kevin Krietemeyer who has instilled an infectious energy into the program.

That was very apparent during this afternoon’s workout session. 

With a year under their belt in Krietemeyer system the ‘cats are excited to play in this fast and furious style on both sides of the ball.

Sophomore lineman Jacob Bowen said, "He likes to go fast. He likes to spread it out, score points, have big plays and he likes to make sure the other team has their hands on their knees, knows that not only have they been beat, but they’ve been beat by someone in better shape than them.

You get to keep moving. You don’t ever have to stop. You just keep going and going and going."

It’s not just the pace that this years bowling green squad is enjoying, but it’s also the passion Krietemeyer has brought to the table. 

The tough as nails head coach actually tore his ACL while chest bumping a player after the first touchdown of the season last year, and while he may keep his celebrations a little safer this season, he won’t be holding back his emotions.

Senior linebacker and running back Kaleo Dade said, "He brought that new fire and energy.

You could really tell from day one that he really cared about us and he loved the great group of guys that we have today.

He was always recruiting to get those guys that were on the edge.

Trying to get those guys out and he did a wonderful job as we got a great group of guys out this year."

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