Lindbergh High football ready to compete for a district title in 2021

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By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

Lindbergh football finished the regular season 6-1 in 2020, but COVID cut the season short before they could compete with Fox High School for a district title.

Flyers head coach Nathan Norman said despite last year’s season ending early, the players have had a solid offseason and bought into practice and weight training.

“Every year is a new year. We’ve had a great offseason, the kids had a great summer. They bought in years ago to the weightroom and it’s paying off,” Norman said. “We just try to focus on getting better everyday at practice and being the best we can everyday.”

He said the team lost several key players to graduation, but he’s proud of how they have moved on and stepped into leadership roles. The leadership core of the team will be the veteran offensive line featuring several veteran players like Ben Stelken, Daniel Nickel and Daniel Williams.

“Those guys have been good leaders for me, they work hard in the weight room, they’ve all got varsity experience and I’m very happy to have them on my team,” Norman said. “(Having a veteran offensive line) is always a good thing for high school football.”

He said having them will be especially important this season as the starting quarterback has little varsity experience. 

Norman said Adam Dupont and Jake Hnilo will be playing a few different positions for the Flyers and they will be key to success as the season progresses.

Lindbergh kicks off its season at Mehlville Aug. 27.