Lancaster football carries on tradition

Begins new tradition
Lancaster football carries on tradition

There’s no bigger tradition in Lancaster than Flying Arrows football. This year’s team is carrying on that tradition with pride, heading to state for the fourth year in a row. 

They’ll do so carrying on another, less popular, tradition- playing without long sleeves at Camp Randall, no matter how cold the temperature. 

“It will be a little chilly, to say the least. I told my friends, I’m kind of thankful football’s ending, so all these silly traditions can come to an end,” jokes senior David Chadd. 

Ironically, while the temperature dropped this week, the Flying Arrows started a new tradition- practicing indoors at the University of Dubuque.

Head coach John Hoch says the move indoors will help the kids. 

“You don’t have to worry about the kids getting cold and getting sick and the long-term effects of that.”

One thing the team is worried about is winning this year. They’ve finished runners-up the last three years. Senior Tyler Glass hasn’t forgotten. 

“Ever since last year, my goal has been to make it back. I fulfilled that goal and now I just want that goal.”