By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:
The two junior members of the Upper Iowa Football team from Delaware County will be relied on to help lead the Peacocks offense this season hoping to improve from a disappointing 2016 campaign. Upper Iowa is coming off a 3-8 season after three straight winning seasons from 2014-2016.
2015 West Delaware graduate Brent Lammers is the starting quarterback to begin a season for the first time in his college career. Ninth-year head coach Tom Shea talks about Lammers’ unique situation and what he really likes about his QB:
Lammers describes his mindset right now:
The offense will consist of a few proven players and some younger guys looking for experience says Lammers:
Lammers believes the offense will suit the athletes in place if each member can do their job starting with him:
Ryan Parmely a 2015 Maquoketa Valley grad has earned himself a starting role at running back. Parmely says improvement is the name of the game and something the upper classmen are determined to see happen:
Coach Shea appreciates the attitude and work ethic that Parmely supplies:
The team has been picked to finish 11th overall and 7th in the south division in the Northern Sun Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The season opener comes on the road this season on Thursday, August 31st in Crookston, Minnesota taking on the Golden Eagles of the University of Minnesota Crookston.