Tritons open at Dodger Stadium

Kickoff won’t come soon enough for Kevin Twait and the Iowa Central football team.

After a dismal 0-11 campaign in 2016, Twait is excited to move on and take a step in the right direction.

“We are jacked up and ready to go,” Twait said. “We had a good week of practiced. We talked about the culture last season and wanting the guys to do things the right ways, with less about individuals and more we’s

“I like our guys and our team chemistry. I’m excited about the opportunity.”

Twait and the Tritons will have a chance to show the home crowd their new product when they step into Dodger Stadium.

Kickoff is set for noon against College of DuPage.

“It’s awesome to be able to play your opener at home,” Twait said. “We have the band, the cheerleaders and all the fans.

“The atmosphere at home is so much better than any junior college team. Playing in your backyard is a great feeling to start the season.”

Last season, the Tritons struggled with running the ball, a staple in Twait’s offense for his 22 years on the sidelines.

“One point of emphasis is running the ball,” Twait said. “We can’t average 30 yards rushing a game. We have to limit turnovers to one or less and force three or more on defense.

“We also have to give up less explosive plays and no cheap ones.”

Manson Northwest Webster graduate Tim Butcher will start at defensive tackle for the Tritons.