Waubonsie's Bryce Logan healed up, ready for upcoming season
Bryce Logan wasn’t happy with the way he felt at the end of Waubonsie Valley’s 2017 season.
The 5-foot-6, 170-pound running back was sidelined with an ankle injury for the team’s last four games, and he watched the Warriors limp to a 1-3 finish, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
Now a junior, Logan is ready with redemption on his mind as he prepares to assume a larger role this season
“Honestly, I’m really looking forward to it,” Logan told the Chicago Tribune. “I think it’s going to be a big challenge on my part with my leadership skills. It’s really going to test me to see what I can do under the pressure and what I can do that can help my team get the victories that we need and want.”
In limited duty, Logan averaged nearly 6 yards per carrying last season with five touchdowns in the Warriors’ triple-option offense. Senior wideouts Harper Cole (31 catches, three touchdowns and 431 yards) and Julian Cain (six catches, 106 yards) also return to pace Waubonsie’s potent attack.
“We have lots of playmakers across the field,” Cole told the Tribune. “We have a great running back in Bryce and lots of skill guys who can make big, exciting plays. So I’m really excited to see how we jell as a unit.”
With only three returning starters on defense, Cole and Cain are both slated to perform double duty as members of the secondary, but Coach Paul Murphy doesn’t seem too concerned.
“How well do they jell, how well do they play together and how well do they tackle?” Murphy said. “If they do the things we’re coaching them to do, we have high hopes for that group.”
Senior safety Brandon Guido (58 tackles, one interception) and fourth-year linebacker Carson O’Donnell (110 tackles, seven for loss) set the tone on defense for Waubonsie.