Team captains want to help leave a legacy
By CRAIG DUNN Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
LOGAN — There were several excellent candidates to become this season’s Logan Chieftain football team captains… but when all was said and done, it wasn’t difficult to select three particular standouts.
Since taking over as head coach in 2013, Billy Burke has made full-time captainship a privilege to be voted upon by players and coaches.
Those interested in being a captain go through a process that concludes by getting up in front of the team and selling their teammates on why they should be considered for captaincy.
The team’s acknowledged leaders — seniors Lane Little, Bryce McBride and Isaiah Smith — were pretty darn good choices.
Without them, the Chieftains wouldn’t be anywhere close to 5-0, ranked No. 8 in the state in Division II, or in contention for a post-season playoff berth as they begin the second half of their season Friday night at Shadyside (see page B2 for this week’s game preview).
“Those guys are solid choices as captains, no doubt about,” said Burke, “but the great thing is that we also have a few other guys who I would feel good about if they were captains too. There were certainly (other) guys who got significant votes.