Junior class poised to lift Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – Four years ago, the junior class now coming through Springfield won the seventh-grade championship.

A year later, they were eighth-grade champions. Now, they’re ready to put their stamp on a Millers program that hasn’t posted a winning record or reached the playoffs since 2015.

“We’ve been excited about this group the last couple of years,” Haley said. “It’s all starting to come together. Physically, they have the talent, but now, it’s understanding that varsity football is not all about physicality. Seeing them show up, work their butts off, and knowing how talented . . .