BISMARCK, N.D. - It was good enough to get into the playoffs but not good enough in the grand scheme of Sabers football. Legacy was 3-7 last season and the newest high school in Bismarck has big plans for this fall.
Coming off a first round exit from a season ago the Legacy sabers return a lot of key pieces from a season ago including head coach Chris Clements.
"We were a really young team last year we have some guys back with a good amount of experience so we are looking to build some depth but we are looking for those guys who went through the battles last year to lead the way," said Clementes.
The Sabers are set a the most important position in all of sports Quarterback with returning starter Rhett Clements.
Legacy senior said Matt Roller said: "Rhett is like a best friend to me. We hang out we go out; we play video games together, we will eat together at lunch. We are close."
Also, back are five returning starters from a season ago on the offensive line.
Legacy senior Josh Haag said, "It really is comforting knowing that we all have experience it is good."
Clements said: "You know we probably played our best game at the end of the year last year and I believe that all five guys started that game and played really well against Sheyenne in the first round of the playoffs, and those guys played well. So, we are looking for big things out of those guys."
Legacy will also return some speed and strength at wide receiver and tight end
"Well, we do just have a whole lot of overall speed Matt Jensen seeing him run underneath some balls has been pretty cool and Nick Comfort he will go up and catch the jump ball. Ben Patton though has been looking he might be the breakout guy this year I think," said Haag.
The Sabers defense will return strength on the back end and the front end of the defense.
"We have experience in our defensive backfield and our defensive line linebackers we have a couple of new ones so we will see how they jell together," said Clements.
And with all those pieces back, the sabers have big goals for 2019..
"We want state; that's the ultimate goal and we are going to do anything and everything we can to do it.," said Haag.
Roller added: "State. We are all about state, and we want to win state, so that is our goal."
The Sabers open up their 2019 season at home on Friday, august 30th against Grand Forks Central.