First Look Frenzy: Belvidere Bucs

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) The Bucs lit up the scoreboard in 2016, but, unfortunately, so did their opponents, and as their numbers continue to decline, Darin Wecker steps up as the new head coach as he tries to reel in his defense.

Wecker was promoted in the offseason after he spent last year as the team's offensive coordinator guiding the conference's best scoring attack.

Wecker is no stranger to the NIC-10 as he has coached at both Guilford and Hononegah as an assistant.

In his first offseason, he has revamped the Bucs strength and conditioning program and players are definitely taking to the changes.

"He's a really cool guy, he's really cool to be around, he's good with all of the players, he knows what he's doing, he's a smart guy and I think he's bringing some good stuff to our program," said senior quarterback Mason Hulsey.

"Fortunately, I've been here a year and we've been able to build some relationships with the kids and being the head coach coming into the program, it's nice to have a leg up on the abilities and the attributes of some of the kids in the program," said Wecker. "We were able to tailor what we're going to do offensively and defensively based on what our skill-sets are."