Block High School starting to gel

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 23, 2013

jonesville — Block High School head coach Benny Vault Jr. said the grass would be greener on the other side when they scheduled a tough preseason schedule that brought Block to a 0-5 start.

And so far, Vault’s prediction has been correct with a 2-0 record in district. Vault said the success is due to preparing his players through bigger opponents.

“I had a vision of how I want everything to look like at the beginning of the season,” Vault said. “We didn’t get a chance to adapt in the beginning because Trevor Vault was at running back instead of quarter back.”

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Now that Trevor is back in his normal position, Vault said his Bears are finally seeing the big picture.

“I knew we would get to the point where we’re going to gel,” he said. “And now we’re coming together. It’s taking off well.

“We have to keep improving, we have to get better going into playoffs.”

Vault said the only negative to his schedule is the record that came along with it.

“Unfortunately, we have to take those losses at the beginning of the season, but we’re just focusing on the rest of the season,” he said.

Next on Block’s schedule is Northwood-Lena High School, and Vault said they must be read for a team with an extra incentive to try to oust the Bears.

“They’re going to play hard because one of our coaches, Tom O’Kelly, coached at Northwood for 26 years, so they want to upset us,” Vault said.

One thing Vault said they would be working on this week before heading to Northwood would be their struggling passing game.

“We still have to get balanced in on offense more with being able to throw the ball,” Vault said. “We’ve been working on our timing with the passing game because I never felt comfortable passing it.”

The Bears will try to strengthen their weaknesses while trying to stay perfect in district against Northwood.

The Bears play at 7 p.m. Friday.