The Belvidere North offense underwent a complete transformation last year, as the Jace Bankord-Kevin Tevebaugh spread-based attack became an option scheme under the direction of quarterback Bennett O'Connell. He's now a senior, and the Blue Thunder are ready to take the NIC-10 by storm in 2016.
"It comes out and surprises people a lot. Hopefully we can catch defenses off guard," says senior Wyatt Hulstedt.
"Growth by leaps and bounds this summer. Our guys are exponentially more comfortable in that system," says North head coach Jeff Beck. "Our linemen are built for it. We're big and physical up front but they get off the ball well."
Belvidere North has made the playoffs in each of Jeff Beck's three previous seasons as head coach, and the road to a fourth straight berth starts on Friday on the road against Jefferson.