By Russ Owens
(WAOW)- We continue our Countdown To Kickoff on Saturday with Spencer-Columbus.
As the Rockets look to improve once again and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
The Rocket football team finished 4-5 last season, an two-win improvement from the year before.
Spencer returns all-conference receiver Jared Boyle to bolster an experienced group of wideouts.
With some work on the offensive and defensive line, the team is confident this year could be even better.
Says Head Coach Greg Oestreich, "We just talked about being competitive in the fourth quarter, making plays when we need to in the fourth quarter. We always wanna have a chance at the end, and I believe with our playmakers and our abilities to score points, I think we'll have that happen this year."
Says Jared Boyle, "I think if we keep going hard, we could be great, we could be a lot better than we were last year, but it's up to the guys if they wanna take that next step."
Says Travis Pischel, "Every game we have to go in knowing that we can play good and that we're competition for the other team. We can't back down, and if we get a head start, we can keep it going."
Online Reporter- Russ Owens