Olathe NW taking it one step at a time

Dion Clisso/PrepsKC

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: August 30, 2013 - 5:57 AM



For the first time in Olathe Northwest history there is a new man in charge of the football program. Chip Sherman moved over from Shawnee Mission East to replace Todd Dain during the spring and now the coaching veteran is charged with taking the Ravens to the next level.
The first week of practice saw Northwest go through the paces like every other team in the Metro. Sherman said this group had been working hard during the summer and brought that effort level to the first few days of practice.
“They are great kids and had a great attitude,” Sherman said. “They are working hard and trying to get better all the time and that is all you can ask of a kid.”
The enthusiasm is high with 110 players out to start practice. The Ravens have had a couple of playoff appearances in their history but sustained success in the tough Sunflower League.
Sherman said the goals for the Ravens right now are pretty simple.
“We just really, really, truly need to get better every day,” Sherman said. “We are where we are and the kids just try to need to get better and let the kids understand that we are going to stay positive and do all the right things and good things will happen.”
Olathe Northwest opens its season Sept. 6 at home against Shawnee Mission Northwest.