By Jason Henderson
When visiting McLean, as the players walked out of the locker room, they passed by a large sign on the fieldhouse wall that says, “2018 Division I State Champions.” Coach Brad Ranier was a big part of the historic three year run in McLean and as the new head coach, he has no plans of letting off the gas.
Coach Ranier, along with 16 players, stepped onto the field ready for action. McLean will be very young this year and will have their work cut out for them in a very tough district along with White Deer, Valley, Happy, and Claude. Coach Raider said he is excited and will need some very new faces to step up this year to continue to be a team to watch.
Coach Ranier has two starters returning from the State Runner-up team from last year and said his dynamic will change this year as they will look to spread the ball out. District 1 Division I will be fun to watch this year as it will be very competitive.
Thank you to Coach Ranier and Superintendent, Oscar Muniz, as always for the hospitality.
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