Return of the Roar

After Upper State berth, Lions looking to sustain success

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

CENTRAL — The Daniel Lions enter the 2019 football season in the best place they’ve been in nearly half a decade.

Following a return to form 2018 season in which the Lions went 11-2 on their way to the Upper State championship game, expectations remain high for Daniel, and with top players back on both sides of the ball and coach Jeff Fruster entering his fourth year, the Lions don’t expect their renaissance to end any time soon.

The Lions are in a much different spot than they were this time last season, when they were trying to find answers after finishing 2-9 in 2017 and barely squeaking their way into the playoffs. Now, with a taste of success and ever-growing expectations, Fruster continues to push the approach that drove his team last season.

When asked whether the Lions’ success will change anything this season, Fruster was

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