Remsen St. Mary’s football is working on a stretch of three consecutive seasons ending with trips to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The expectations are there once again for Remsen St. Mary’s who opens the season ranked in the top-spot in the Radio Iowa Football Poll. Head football coach Tim Osterman says, while some of the main guys are back this year, some of the other roles around those guys will need to be replaced.
Remsen St. Mary’s offense was on another level compared to most of their competition last season. The Hawks racked up 4,459 yards of offense and 95 touchdowns in an 11-1 season last year. Coach Osterman says his team is hoping to keep things the same with a few minor tweaks here and there.
One tweak that will be major for the Hawks on offense is the returning of Jaxon Bunkers to the football roster. Bunkers missed all of last season with a back injury, and he was missed on both ends of the ball. Bunkers accounted for 22 touchdowns in his sophomore year in 2020. Coach Osterman says it’s his leadership that the Hawks are eager to have back on the field.
The Hawk defense was almost as impressive as their offense in some cases last season. The Hawks pitched three shutouts and allowed an average of 10.6 points through their first 10 games. Coach Osterman says the key for his defense is always to stop the run first and adapt to everything else.
Remsen St. Mary’s first matchup sees them head up to Lake Park to take on an always good Harris-Lake Park team. Coach Osterman says the key for their success will be making sure they do the little things right.
Kickoff between the Hawks and Wolves will be at 7:00 PM on Friday night in Lake Park.
Click below to listen to our full interview with Remsen St. Mary’s head coach Tim Osterman.