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Rhinelander players talk about culture change at Green and White DaySubmitted: 08/10/2019
Andrew Goldstein
Andrew Goldstein
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agoldstein@wjfw.com

Rhinelander players talk about culture change at Green and White Day
RHINELANDER - It just doesn't feel like football season in the Northwoods until Green and White Day.

The Rhinelander Hodags may have started practice earlier in the week, but the public didn't get to see them until Saturday.

The varsity team scrimmaged for two 20-minute sessions.

The highlight of that time was a long touchdown run from senior running back Drake Martin.

Rhinelander is switching from a shotgun-heavy offense to an I-formation, which should lead to more touches for Martin.


However, the biggest change in Rhinelander is the team's culture.

"Overall, we've stepped up our leadership," Martin said. "Everybody's been hustling around a lot more. We've been more intense, just quicker to the ball and stuff. Its been really good."

In addition to a new culture and a new coach, this year's Hodags have a new look.

Rhinelander football got updated uniforms and helmet decals.

That's something the entire team can get excited about.

"I love them," senior quarterback Nathan Kempf said. "This is awesome for us, especially in senior year, to have this new kind of stuff. We really appreciate it, we really love it."

Rhinelander finished last year with a 1-8 record.

They open this season in less than two weeks against Prescott.


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