Hoskins building toward bright future
Remember the name Noah Hoskins, because if the Eisenhower football team is to make a strong run at the playoffs next year, he will be one of those carrying the load.
The 6-0, 180-pound wide receiver was one of the most serious Eagles each week when this writer was in the weight room watching them lift. You could see it in his demeanor, in his face; he was focused on getting stronger.
“The weight room is where football begins,” the junior said during the final Ike player interview of the season. “We have to continue working at a higher level to continue what we’ve built on this season. Last summer we’d come up here and throw the football around and do other things that would promote team building.
“But from the point where we started lifting at the start of the season, I feel much stronger and that’s helped me avoid injuries and be a better player.”
However, the Ike passing game continues to evolve and despite catching 12 passes this season, Hoskins has yet to step in the end zone.
“That would be great if I could score a touchdown Friday,” he said of the season finale against Guthrie on the road. “We have been improving our passing game and we have all tried to get better. The important thing is running consistent routes and making sure to give Conner (quarterback Collins) a good target and be where he expects you to be.”
There was a time when Hoskins was on the other end of the passes, though.