NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - High school football may have been putting in work all summer long, but Monday in Indiana was the first official day of practice.
This week the Touchdown Live Previews will take a look at the more local teams in the area, and Monday we start with the Castle Knights.
Entering the 14th season under head coach Doug Hurt, the Knights are coming off a pretty solid 2018 season that saw a 7-5 record and were 5-A sectional champions.
Despite returning 18 starters, Castle still has a lot of holes to fill, especially on the offensive line and in the offensive skill positions.
There is one spot that has depth, maybe too much depth, were good friends Cameron Justus and Nathan Harpenauare are competing for the quarterback position.
“It’s hard being friends because we can’t get mad at each other cause we’re friends but we still have to compete and it’s hard cause I wanna do better than he does and he wants to do better than me,” said Nathan Harpenau.
“Both veteran leaders, both great kids, GPAs off the charts, two wonderful wonderful kids, and two very good friends. And I said something to them the other day, I don’t know how you’re such good friends. When I was competing for spots I wasn’t always that upstanding, two great friends, great competitors who have been working hard to try and win that battle," said coach Doug Hurt.
The Knights will travel to face off against Bloomington South in week one of the season.
Doug Hurt’s squad will then travel back to Newburgh in week two to host New Albany.