Today’s Tribe Sports Report written by Dalton Bishop. You may contact Dalton at his email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle Buresh returns to Mississinewa in his second season as the head coach of the Indians. Buresh and company had to deal with very unfortunate circumstances in the 2020 football season. On March 24,2020 Kyle was approved by the Mississinewa School Board of Trustees, he then was dealt the cards of teaching his team a playbook virtually due to COVID-19. The challenges he had to face are something not only he couldn’t of prepared for but anyone for that matter. It takes time for football players to really get down the playbook rather that be offensively or defensively, to teach that virtually and then in a limited time before the season started Buresh had his hands full. In 2021, Buresh and his team have set the bar high. “We want to chase our best every single day if we improve daily, the results we want will come” said Buresh. “There is a lot of experience in this group and the potential is high”. With the lack of time to prepare for the 2020 football season Buresh feels much more confident entering the 2021 season. “We were able to have a “normal” summer and our kids have worked hard in the weight room and on the field. We have had multiple scrimmages this summer where we’ve gotten to compete against other programs and see our strengths and areas of improvement” Buresh stated Thursday evening. ” Our players have improved and are more confident in what they need to do in order for the team to be successful”. With big shoes to fill with the departure of Curt Funk and pressure from the community, Kyle Buresh feels that he is now apart of the Indian family. “I love Mississinewa! The administration, teachers, kids, community have been great to work with and build relationships with! I look forward to continue to build meaningful relationships at our school and in this community. We are a FAMILY! The support our kids receive is a true testament to the quality of school and community we are in” stated Buresh. The Indians set their eyes on Eastern tonight to kick off the 2021 football season with a scrimmage. With a few spots up in the air Buresh turns his attention to who can perform in game situations. “There is still some competition for starting spots and backup roles. I want to see what players can step up and perform in game situations. I want to see us play with discipline, passion, and execute”. The Indians host Eastern tonight and they will travel on the road next Friday night to take on Pendleton Heights for the regular season opener. Coach Buresh and players would love to see you Indian fans come out tonight and show your Indian pride as they welcome the Comets to town. You can keep up to date with all information regarding Mississinewa Football by following us on Twitter @MCSCAthletics.