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Hillcrest football program approach, attitude points to future success

Oct 26, 2020 03:27PM ● By Julie Slama

The Huskies break through a Skyline Eagle tackle in their homecoming game. (Julie Slama/City Journals)

By Julie Slama | [email protected]

Hillcrest Football coach Brock Bryant knew his Huskies were considered underdogs in the season’s first game against Timpanogos High. 

“We came out to beat them,” he said. “It was the first drive of the season, with the ball on the 20, and we just drove the ball down the field and scored. It was a real eye-opener for the kids, who hadn’t seen that for a long time.”

The Huskies won that game 26-0 and a second game two weeks later to Judge Memorial, 13-0, and puts them 2-7, as of press deadline, which places them sixth in region and Bryant with a record of four wins in his two years as coach. 

“The scoreboard may not show it, but we’re building the program. Every week, they come out with a winning attitude, they’re keeping their grades up and they’re putting in energy in their practices and games—even while persevering through COVID-19 and its restrictions,” Bryant said.

He also said while the team is missing the energy from its studentbody as fans are limited in response to the pandemic, the team is making connections with the community, from helping neighbors with yardwork to supporting the Husky youth football players at their games.

“It starts with making connections,” he said. “And those relationships with the youth program are resulting in ‘Coach, I want to play for the Huskies.’ And then, in three to five years, we’ll be seeing the results on the scoreboard.”