MT. HOREB (WKOW) -- There's no lack of excitement for Mt. Horeb/Barneveld football team which had 110 boys show up for practice on day one of the 2015 season. The Vikings run a spread, no huddle offense, which always allows more kids to get involved in the action. The last three seasons have been some of the best the program has ever seen, making Level 4 of the playoffs in 2012 and Level 3 each of the last two seasons. A trip to Camp Randall Stadium has eluded this team, which has the 26 Viking seniors eager to get it done.
"Our expectation in 107 days is to be at Camp Randall and that's no different in 2008 and no different in 2015. We have been knocking on the door and we're hoping someone answers the door this year," Mt. Horeb/Barneveld head coach Travis Rohrer said.
The Vikings are led by third-year starting quarterback, senior Max Meylor. The 6'4'' QB threw for nearly 2,200 yards a season ago, but he still is yet to receive a Division I scholarship offer for next season.
There's a lot of people that doubted my arm strength this summer and last year, but I can throw it around pretty well and just throwing it harder makes my arm stronger. I'm just throwing it as hard as I can and getting my receivers ready for some tough balls," Meylor said.