St. Joseph coach Brendan Talbot didn’t sugar coat the challenge his team faces this season.
“We graduated a very special class, going through three state championship with that group,” he said. “Each played a role on varsity for three, some four years. We had three All-State players on offense last year (Preston Kral, Ryan Daly and Eric Burbank). The other three are back. We need guys to go from Robin to Batman. ‘I tell them: ‘Now you’re the guy. We are setting this up for you.’”