Bonner Springs standing tall

Dion Clisso/PrepsKC

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



There is building excitement in Bonner Springs surrounding its football program. As practice began this week the Braves numbers are up and the program is looking to continue its steady improvement from the last two years.
This is the third year for coach Lucas Aslin and the momentum from last season is building for 2013. The Braves played in some tough games last year but they are looking to grow from that experience this year.
A lot of that growth took place over the summer and Aslin said you can see it as practice opened Monday.
“We just put a lot more work in this summer,” Aslin said. “We went to more camps. We went to a padded camp for the first time in school history. We did some things like that that brought some kids closer together. We could kind of see some of the younger kids whether they could do the job seeing them in pads.
“I think that has brought them closer together. We had a lot harder offseason program this year and guys were getting in a lot better shape. The biggest thing we worked on was a little team chemistry. I like the group and I like how they act together.”
The Braves will try to use the strong summer as a springboard in the tough Kaw Valley League. Bonner Springs finished tied for fourth in the eight team league in 2012 but it is hoping for better results this year.
“It’s nice to be able to compete against those teams,” Aslin said. “Some of our kids know those kids. It’s just the competition in such close proximity that’s really, really good. The KVL is going to be good.”
Bonner Springs opens its season Sept. 6 hosting Turner.