SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WIFR) South Beloit has not experienced a winning season since it won state back in 2002, but new head coach Sam Cady is hoping to change that.
He takes over the Sobos program after three seasons as an assistant.
Cady says he looks forward to putting his stamp on South Beloit, but knows the difficulties of playing with about two dozen players.
As does senior Brandon Redieske. The lineman transferred from Rochelle his sophomore year and despite having to play both ways, he says he would not have it any other way.
"You go to that bigger school and then, you're switching in and out every single time," said Redieske. "But then you come here and you're playing ironman football on the field 24/7. You're never off. You might get off for a kick return or something, but that's about it."
"With our team only graduating four kids last year, most of these kids were getting considerable amounts of playing time," said Cady. "A lot of them are multi-sport athletes so they're playing all year round. They're already in great condition."