High School Sports

Veterans linemen think about more than just football

Veterans head coach David Bruce can’t complain about some of his players being too one-dimensional.

Consider these exchanges recently as offensive linemen Devin Wingate and Logan Hurless talked about last year and this year.

Question: “Was chemistry a little bit of an issue last year?”

Wingate: “AP chemistry? It was ...”

Bruce (exasperated): “Team chemistry.”

Wingate (smiling): “Oh.”

Minutes later, Burch is in the answering chair.

Question: “How was chemistry last year?”

Hurless: “I didn’t have chemistry, I had physics last year.”

Bruce’s head drops.

“That’s two,” he said, shaking his head. “Team chemistry.”